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Re: [Bug-gnubg] Installing gnubg in my own directory

From: Timothy Y. Chow
Subject: Re: [Bug-gnubg] Installing gnubg in my own directory
Date: Thu, 11 Jun 2009 10:48:19 -0400 (EDT)

On Mon, 8 June 2009, I wrote:
On Sun, 7 Jun 2009, Michael Petch wrote:
This should help you:


You may get errors building with that rpm. I'd probably recommend
downloading a latest snapshot or retrieve the latest from CVS.

Thanks for the tip; however, I'm still having problems.  That page
suggests that I create a .rpmrc file with a line like

topdir: /u/tchow/mysubdirectory

in it.  But when I do that, I get an error:

I found the answer to my question at


The solution is to use the file .rpmmacros rather than .rpmrc.  That
file should contain the lines

%_topdir   %(echo $HOME)/whatyouwant
%_srcrpmdir %{_topdir}/<WHATYOUWANT>    the default is SRPMS


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