[CentOS] Peculiar situation while build httpd-2.2.6 from provided spec

Anup Shukla anup at iamcool.net
Tue Oct 2 02:01:23 UTC 2007

Hi all,

While build a rpm from the httpd-2.2.6 sources (spec file included in
the source package), i had a situation where packaging would fail at the
step where several link are created for "logs" etc directories.

<<..snip from httpd.spec...>>

# symlinks for /etc/httpd
ln -s ../..%{_localstatedir}/log/httpd $RPM_BUILD_ROOT/etc/httpd/logs
ln -s ../..%{_localstatedir}/run $RPM_BUILD_ROOT/etc/httpd/run
ln -s ../..%{_libdir}/httpd/modules $RPM_BUILD_ROOT/etc/httpd/modules
ln -s ../..%{_libdir}/httpd/build $RPM_BUILD_ROOT/etc/httpd/build


It had me scratching my head for quite a while before figuring out that
the %_sysconfdir macro wrongly gets translated to /usr/etc (should be /etc)

Putting "%_sysconfdir /etc" in my .rpmmacros file did the trick and the
package got built cleanly.

Does this qualify as a bug?
Anyone else faced the same problem?


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