Im trying to learn how to create RPMs but am a little confused by the spec file.
Im trying to package up some Python scripts, rather than binary files, and I want them to be installed in a subdirectory under /usr/local which I shall refer to as /usr/local/X
Ive put the scripts in a tarball under /home/me/X/RPM/SOURCES
but Im getting terribly confused over what to put in the %build
%install and %files sections
If I set $RPM_BUILD_ROOT to /home/me/X/RPM/temp then put
that will unpack the tarball, yes?, but where to, /home/me/X/RPM/temp ?
how would I then tell it to move the files I want from there into
/usr/local/X and set appropriate permissions on them? The examples online all assume you have a makefile with a make install target, could I simply use the cp command under the %install section? But where am I
copying from and to?
My brain is tied in knots!