Re: Tried to run 2.6.0-test1

From: Norman Diamond (
Date: Mon Jul 21 2003 - 02:06:32 EST

"Brett" <> replied to one of my desperate messages today.
I'm sending this personally and to the list. Again I can't keep up with the
list, so if Brett or anyone else has further advice or questions, please
contact me directly.

> > By the way, the last line in that README file says that if this is all
> > too complicated then install the source RPM. Gee thanks. I already
> > tried "rpm --rebuild" but it assumes an i686.
> you want rpmbuild

SuSE 8.1 doesn't seem to have it.

> [brett@synapse brett]$ rpmbuild --help
> Usage: rpmbuild [OPTION...]
> <snip>
> --target=CPU-VENDOR-OS override target platform

Yeah, that's better than ARCH-VENDOR-OS. The rpm --rebuild command's
assumed arch of i486 was fine with me, the problem is the assumed cpu of

Any chance that the rpm --rebuild command's arch-vendor-os might really mean
cpu-vendor-os? Nah, I guess you would have said so if it were.

> rpmbuild --target=i586 --rebuild modutils-*.src.rpm

Oh, it doesn't need --target=i586-intel-linux :-? (By the way, the reason
I come up with snarky questions like this one is that I RTFM. Sigh.)

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