rsync-2.5.6 build on Red Hat 8.0 fails

Horst von Brand brand at
Tue Jan 28 21:40:21 EST 2003

The packaging/lsb/rsync.spec file is broken as shipped: It has a "Sept"
month (rpmbuild here takes only 3-letter month names), and RH gzips the
manpages, so the %files list can't find them. I also added doc/README-SGML
and doc/rsync.sgml to the %doc files. Patch follows.

Thanks for all the good work!

--- rsync-2.5.6/packaging/lsb/rsync.spec.orig	2003-01-28 06:28:35.000000000 +0100
+++ rsync-2.5.6/packaging/lsb/rsync.spec	2003-01-28 11:35:27.000000000 +0100
@@ -21,7 +21,13 @@
 this package. 
-* Mon Sept 11 2000 John H Terpstra <jht at>
+* Tue Jan 26 2003 Horst von Brand <vonbrand at>
+  Fixed "Sept" date in %changelog here
+  Use %{_mandir} to point at manpages
+  Some distributions compress manpages, add '*' to cover this
+  Add doc/README-SGML and doc/rsync.sgml to %doc
+* Mon Sep 11 2000 John H Terpstra <jht at>
   Changed target paths to be Linux Standards Base compliant
 * Mon Jan 25 1999 Stefan Hornburg <racke at>
@@ -62,23 +68,25 @@
-./configure --prefix=/usr --mandir=/usr/share/man
+./configure --prefix=/usr --mandir=%{_mandir}
 strip rsync
-mkdir -p $RPM_BUILD_ROOT/usr/{bin,share/man/{man1,man5}}
+mkdir -p $RPM_BUILD_ROOT/usr/bin
+mkdir -p $RPM_BUILD_ROOT/%{_mandir}/man{1,5}
 install -m755 rsync $RPM_BUILD_ROOT/usr/bin
-install -m644 rsync.1 $RPM_BUILD_ROOT/usr/share/man/man1
-install -m644 rsyncd.conf.5 $RPM_BUILD_ROOT/usr/share/man/man5
+install -m644 rsync.1 $RPM_BUILD_ROOT%{_mandir}/man1
+install -m644 rsyncd.conf.5 $RPM_BUILD_ROOT%{_mandir}/man5
 %attr(-,root,root) /usr/bin/rsync
-%attr(-,root,root) /usr/share/man/man1/rsync.1
-%attr(-,root,root) /usr/share/man/man5/rsyncd.conf.5
+%attr(-,root,root) %{_mandir}/man1/rsync.1*
+%attr(-,root,root) %{_mandir}/man5/rsyncd.conf.5*
 %attr(-,root,root) %doc tech_report.tex
 %attr(-,root,root) %doc README
 %attr(-,root,root) %doc COPYING
+%attr(-,root,root) %doc doc/README-SGML doc/rsync.sgml
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