Talk:How to create an RPM package

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There are tons of tutorials on how to create RPM packages, but many of them are obsolete, or don't include the important Fedora-specific stuff. This page gives the basics, with links to more information. I had to use many different sources to come up with this page - which was the problem in the first place.

The documentation for the -c option for the %setup macro doesn't seem to match how things work. -c just seems to trigger directory creation, but not choose the name. You still need to use -n name if you want a specific name.

Vandebugger (talk) 22:33, 26 September 2016 (UTC):

At least 6 link are just died: either page not found or even server not found.

I guess you see why I'm simply removing all of that stuff as I restructure the document. Thanks for saving me the hassle of figuring out which of those links work and which don't. Tibbs (talk) 23:59, 26 September 2016 (UTC)

Vandebugger (talk) 19:08, 27 September 2016 (UTC):

Sorry for off-topic... I have a problem, it looks like a problem in rpmbuild, but I am not sure if it is a bug (I would submit a ticket to bugzilla then) or my misunderstanding. What is the proper place to discuss it?

All sorts of places, but definitely not here. #fedora-devel on IRC is where you'd find me. Maybe the packaging@ mailing list as well, depending on what you're doing. Tibbs (talk) 19:53, 27 September 2016 (UTC)

Big restructuring

I came to clean up a few things because a user pointed out that he got poor advice from this page, and I realized as I started fixing things that it really needs an overhaul. So I've added an "under construction" note and will be converting everything to use fedpkg throughout. I apologize to any translators who are going to see a wall of edits. Tibbs (talk) 22:16, 15 September 2016 (UTC)