Compiling nonexistent cvsignore file

Peter Hansen peter at engcorp.com
Tue Jul 6 13:31:33 CEST 2004


python-listNOSPAMthankyou at lahf.org wrote:

> Can you  help me, can you pass me onto someone who can?
> 
> Whilst compiling:
> rpmbuild --rebuild python2.3-2.3.4-2pydotorg.src.rpm
> I got an error:
> RPM build errors:
>     user jafo does not exist - using root
>     group jafo does not exist - using root
>     user jafo does not exist - using root
>     group jafo does not exist - using root
>     user jafo does not exist - using root
>     group jafo does not exist - using root
> File not found:
> /var/tmp/python2.3-2.3.4-root/usr/lib/python2.3/Tools/freeze/.cvsignore
> 
> I'm not to concerned about the user and group errors (should I be?), but I am 
> with the cvsignore file not found. Should I just head on over to the cvs, and 
> grab myself a cutting edge version of the Python src RPM? Or what .. ? Does 
> anyone have the links to where these solutions may be, please?

Wouldn't "echo >.cvsignore" be adequate?  Or perhaps something like
"echo "*.pyc">.cvsignore" would be better.

It's an irrelevant file unless (a) you are using CVS, and (b) you
particularly care to have certain files ignored by CVS.



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