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I've been using rpmbuild to create a wireshark rpm that includes a plugin I've made. This works fine but I want to create a tshark only package that can run on a server.

I used this configure command in the spec file:

./configure --host=x86_64-unknown-linux-gnu --build=x86_64-unknown-linux-gnu --program-prefix= --prefix=/usr --exec-prefix=/usr --bindir=/usr/bin --sbindir=/usr/sbin --sysconfdir=/etc --datadir=/usr/share --includedir=/usr/include --libdir=/usr/lib64 --libexecdir=/usr/lib --localstatedir=/var --sharedstatedir=/usr/com --mandir=/usr/share/man --infodir=/usr/share/info --disable-wireshark --disable-editcap --disable-capinfos --disable-mergecap --disable-text2pcap --disable-idl2wrs --disable-dftest --disable-randpkt --disable-rawshark

But I get the following error once rpmbuild gets to the install part:

RPM build errors:
File not found: /usr/src/packages/BUILDROOT/wireshark-1.4.4-38.1.x86_64/usr/bin/wireshark
File not found: /usr/src/packages/BUILDROOT/wireshark-1.4.4-38.1.x86_64/usr/bin/editcap
File not found: /usr/src/packages/BUILDROOT/wireshark-1.4.4-38.1.x86_64/usr/bin/mergecap
File not found: /usr/src/packages/BUILDROOT/wireshark-1.4.4-38.1.x86_64/usr/bin/text2pcap
File not found: /usr/src/packages/BUILDROOT/wireshark-1.4.4-38.1.x86_64/usr/bin/dftest
File not found: /usr/src/packages/BUILDROOT/wireshark-1.4.4-38.1.x86_64/usr/bin/capinfos
File not found: /usr/src/packages/BUILDROOT/wireshark-1.4.4-38.1.x86_64/usr/bin/randpkt
File not found: /usr/src/packages/BUILDROOT/wireshark-1.4.4-38.1.x86_64/usr/bin/rawshark

Does anyone know what I'm doing wrong? Obviously it's trying to package up all those binaries but I indicated inside the configure command not to compile those ones..

asked 12 Apr '11, 11:58

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Certainly it should be possible--I'd be willing to bet that Redhat's RPMs are built with rpmbuild. You might want to start with their spec file, if you're doing it that way though...

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answered 12 Apr '11, 17:44

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Good suggestion. So good that I went ahead already and got a tshark spec file form a src rpm on Seems to have done the job fairly well. Thank you =]

(13 Apr '11, 10:05) Tokolosh

You will need to edit the packaging/rpm/SPECS/ file. Specifically, you will need to modify the CFLAGS line to match your desired configuration. See also this related question.

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answered 12 Apr '11, 12:30

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Yeh lol that was me.

I wanted to avoid using make to generate the rpm because in the past that resulted in buggy package.

(12 Apr '11, 13:35) Tokolosh
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