CPackRPM

The builtin (binary) CPack RPM generator (Unix only)

Variables specific to CPack RPM generator

CPackRPM may be used to create RPM package using CPack. CPackRPM is a CPack generator thus it uses the CPACK_XXX variables used by CPack : http://www.cmake.org/Wiki/CMake:CPackConfiguration

However CPackRPM has specific features which are controlled by the specifics CPACK_RPM_XXX variables. CPackRPM is a component aware generator so when CPACK_RPM_COMPONENT_INSTALL is ON some more CPACK_RPM_<ComponentName>_XXXX variables may be used in order to have component specific values. Note however that <componentName> refers to the grouping name. This may be either a component name or a component GROUP name. Usually those vars correspond to RPM spec file entities, one may find information about spec files here http://www.rpm.org/wiki/Docs. You’ll find a detailed usage of CPackRPM on the wiki:

http://www.cmake.org/Wiki/CMake:CPackPackageGenerators#RPM_.28Unix_Only.29

However as a handy reminder here comes the list of specific variables:

CPACK_RPM_PACKAGE_SUMMARY

The RPM package summary.

  • Mandatory : YES
  • Default : CPACK_PACKAGE_DESCRIPTION_SUMMARY
CPACK_RPM_PACKAGE_NAME

The RPM package name.

  • Mandatory : YES
  • Default : CPACK_PACKAGE_NAME
CPACK_RPM_PACKAGE_VERSION

The RPM package version.

  • Mandatory : YES
  • Default : CPACK_PACKAGE_VERSION
CPACK_RPM_PACKAGE_ARCHITECTURE

The RPM package architecture.

  • Mandatory : NO
  • Default : -

This may be set to “noarch” if you know you are building a noarch package.

CPACK_RPM_PACKAGE_RELEASE

The RPM package release.

  • Mandatory : YES
  • Default : 1

This is the numbering of the RPM package itself, i.e. the version of the packaging and not the version of the content (see CPACK_RPM_PACKAGE_VERSION). One may change the default value if the previous packaging was buggy and/or you want to put here a fancy Linux distro specific numbering.

CPACK_RPM_PACKAGE_LICENSE

The RPM package license policy.

  • Mandatory : YES
  • Default : “unknown”
CPACK_RPM_PACKAGE_GROUP

The RPM package group.

  • Mandatory : YES
  • Default : “unknown”
CPACK_RPM_PACKAGE_VENDOR

The RPM package vendor.

  • Mandatory : YES
  • Default : CPACK_PACKAGE_VENDOR if set or “unknown”
CPACK_RPM_PACKAGE_URL

The projects URL.

  • Mandatory : NO
  • Default : -
CPACK_RPM_PACKAGE_DESCRIPTION

RPM package description.

  • Mandatory : YES
  • Default : CPACK_PACKAGE_DESCRIPTION_FILE if set or “no package description available”
CPACK_RPM_COMPRESSION_TYPE

RPM compression type.

  • Mandatory : NO
  • Default : -

May be used to override RPM compression type to be used to build the RPM. For example some Linux distribution now default to lzma or xz compression whereas older cannot use such RPM. Using this one can enforce compression type to be used. Possible value are: lzma, xz, bzip2 and gzip.

CPACK_RPM_PACKAGE_REQUIRES

RPM spec requires field.

  • Mandatory : NO
  • Default : -

May be used to set RPM dependencies (requires). Note that you must enclose the complete requires string between quotes, for example:

set(CPACK_RPM_PACKAGE_REQUIRES "python >= 2.5.0, cmake >= 2.8")

The required package list of an RPM file could be printed with:

rpm -qp --requires file.rpm
CPACK_RPM_PACKAGE_SUGGESTS

RPM spec suggest field.

  • Mandatory : NO
  • Default : -

May be used to set weak RPM dependencies (suggests). Note that you must enclose the complete requires string between quotes.

CPACK_RPM_PACKAGE_PROVIDES

RPM spec provides field.

  • Mandatory : NO
  • Default : -

May be used to set RPM dependencies (provides). The provided package list of an RPM file could be printed with:

rpm -qp --provides file.rpm
CPACK_RPM_PACKAGE_OBSOLETES

RPM spec obsoletes field.

  • Mandatory : NO
  • Default : -

May be used to set RPM packages that are obsoleted by this one.

CPACK_RPM_PACKAGE_RELOCATABLE

build a relocatable RPM.

  • Mandatory : NO
  • Default : CPACK_PACKAGE_RELOCATABLE

If this variable is set to TRUE or ON CPackRPM will try to build a relocatable RPM package. A relocatable RPM may be installed using:

rpm --prefix or --relocate

in order to install it at an alternate place see rpm(8). Note that currently this may fail if CPACK_SET_DESTDIR is set to ON. If CPACK_SET_DESTDIR is set then you will get a warning message but if there is file installed with absolute path you’ll get unexpected behavior.

CPACK_RPM_SPEC_INSTALL_POST
  • Mandatory : NO
  • Default : -
  • Deprecated: YES

This way of specifying post-install script is deprecated, use CPACK_RPM_POST_INSTALL_SCRIPT_FILE. May be used to set an RPM post-install command inside the spec file. For example setting it to “/bin/true” may be used to prevent rpmbuild to strip binaries.

CPACK_RPM_SPEC_MORE_DEFINE

RPM extended spec definitions lines.

  • Mandatory : NO
  • Default : -

May be used to add any %define lines to the generated spec file.

CPACK_RPM_PACKAGE_DEBUG

Toggle CPackRPM debug output.

  • Mandatory : NO
  • Default : -

May be set when invoking cpack in order to trace debug information during CPack RPM run. For example you may launch CPack like this:

cpack -D CPACK_RPM_PACKAGE_DEBUG=1 -G RPM
CPACK_RPM_USER_BINARY_SPECFILE

A user provided spec file.

  • Mandatory : NO
  • Default : -

May be set by the user in order to specify a USER binary spec file to be used by CPackRPM instead of generating the file. The specified file will be processed by configure_file( @ONLY). One can provide a component specific file by setting CPACK_RPM_<componentName>_USER_BINARY_SPECFILE.

CPACK_RPM_GENERATE_USER_BINARY_SPECFILE_TEMPLATE

Spec file template.

  • Mandatory : NO
  • Default : -

If set CPack will generate a template for USER specified binary spec file and stop with an error. For example launch CPack like this:

cpack -D CPACK_RPM_GENERATE_USER_BINARY_SPECFILE_TEMPLATE=1 -G RPM

The user may then use this file in order to hand-craft is own binary spec file which may be used with CPACK_RPM_USER_BINARY_SPECFILE.

CPACK_RPM_PRE_INSTALL_SCRIPT_FILE
CPACK_RPM_PRE_UNINSTALL_SCRIPT_FILE
  • Mandatory : NO
  • Default : -

May be used to embed a pre (un)installation script in the spec file. The refered script file(s) will be read and directly put after the %pre or %preun section If CPACK_RPM_COMPONENT_INSTALL is set to ON the (un)install script for each component can be overridden with CPACK_RPM_<COMPONENT>_PRE_INSTALL_SCRIPT_FILE and CPACK_RPM_<COMPONENT>_PRE_UNINSTALL_SCRIPT_FILE. One may verify which scriptlet has been included with:

rpm -qp --scripts  package.rpm
CPACK_RPM_POST_INSTALL_SCRIPT_FILE
CPACK_RPM_POST_UNINSTALL_SCRIPT_FILE
  • Mandatory : NO
  • Default : -

May be used to embed a post (un)installation script in the spec file. The refered script file(s) will be read and directly put after the %post or %postun section. If CPACK_RPM_COMPONENT_INSTALL is set to ON the (un)install script for each component can be overridden with CPACK_RPM_<COMPONENT>_POST_INSTALL_SCRIPT_FILE and CPACK_RPM_<COMPONENT>_POST_UNINSTALL_SCRIPT_FILE. One may verify which scriptlet has been included with:

rpm -qp --scripts  package.rpm
CPACK_RPM_USER_FILELIST
CPACK_RPM_<COMPONENT>_USER_FILELIST
  • Mandatory : NO
  • Default : -

May be used to explicitly specify %(<directive>) file line in the spec file. Like %config(noreplace) or any other directive that be found in the %files section. Since CPackRPM is generating the list of files (and directories) the user specified files of the CPACK_RPM_<COMPONENT>_USER_FILELIST list will be removed from the generated list.

CPACK_RPM_CHANGELOG_FILE

RPM changelog file.

  • Mandatory : NO
  • Default : -

May be used to embed a changelog in the spec file. The refered file will be read and directly put after the %changelog section.

CPACK_RPM_EXCLUDE_FROM_AUTO_FILELIST

list of path to be excluded.

  • Mandatory : NO
  • Default : /etc /etc/init.d /usr /usr/share /usr/share/doc /usr/bin /usr/lib /usr/lib64 /usr/include

May be used to exclude path (directories or files) from the auto-generated list of paths discovered by CPack RPM. The defaut value contains a reasonable set of values if the variable is not defined by the user. If the variable is defined by the user then CPackRPM will NOT any of the default path. If you want to add some path to the default list then you can use CPACK_RPM_EXCLUDE_FROM_AUTO_FILELIST_ADDITION variable.

CPACK_RPM_EXCLUDE_FROM_AUTO_FILELIST_ADDITION

additional list of path to be excluded.

  • Mandatory : NO
  • Default : -

May be used to add more exclude path (directories or files) from the initial default list of excluded paths. See CPACK_RPM_EXCLUDE_FROM_AUTO_FILELIST.