I’ve been occasionally making RPM packages, but I’ve only really followed the method of packaging stuff that came from a tar-ball that needed compiling. Yesterday at work I needed to package a static-binary for some hardware infomation gathering program we use here, and for the life of me I couldn’t find any documentation on how to do it easily for such files. All the howto’s (and even the bloody book I spent all my cash on) didn’t seem to be dispensing much wisdom on it.
After digging through some of Dag Wieers .spec files, I managed to find that using
install to install the files from
$RPM_BUILD_ROOT in the
%install stanza of the spec file seems to be the goods (well atleast on my laptop running FC1).