[packagers] Smokeping RPM

Wil Cooley wcooley at nakedape.cc
Tue Dec 5 21:24:28 CET 2006

On Fri, 2006-12-01 at 12:36 -0800, mchandler at solutions.canon.com wrote:
> I was trying to update the RPM I found for Smokeping from 2.0.4 to 2.0.9
> and I've run into some problems.  I built the RPM with "rpmbuild -ba
> /usr/src/redhat/SPECS/smokeping.spec" and it named it internally and
> externally with smokeping.noarch.2.0.9-0.0.%{dist_tag}.%{vendor_tag}.rpm  I
> renamed the file and then I noticed that yum kept referencing the old name
> internally as variables.  I guess it has an internal spec file inside the
> RPM.  I went ahead and used it to upgrade a test server and it looks like
> it's working, but I'm not sure what to check exactly.  The binaries are the
> same, but I suppose they got updated.  The version # in the webpage for
> smokeping changed and it's still working, but I have an uneasy feeling.  I
> looked through the spec file and I see where it names those variables, but
> I don't see how or where it defines them.  I've search online, but I'm so
> new to this that I have no idea where to look or how to search for it.  I
> checked out rpm.org and some other linux resources, but to no avail.  Any
> ideas?

FYI, he was looking at my spec file, which I've since updated (to use
'%{?dist}' instead, like FE) and I've responded to him privately.

Wil Cooley <wcooley at nakedape.cc>
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