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2.4.2. Testing a Spec File, Binary, and Source Package

These steps show how to test a spec file, a binary package, and a source package with the rpmlint utility.
Procedure 2.5. Testing a spec file, binary, and source package with rpmlint
  1. Change to the ~/rpmbuild/SPECS/ directory in the buildroot environment and run the following command:
     rpmlint package.spec ../RPMS/*/package*.rpm ../SRPMS/package*.rpm 
    After running the command, rpmlint will build binary packages with debugging information.
  2. Change to the ~/rpmbuild/RPMS/architecture/ directory to locate the binary packages that were built with rpmlint.
  3. To check the files and their permissions included in the binary packages, use the rpmls command:
     rpmls *.rpm 
  4. If the included files and their permissions are correct, proceed with running the following command as root to install the included files:
     rpm -ivp package.rpm 
    After a successful installation, you can test the installed files on your system.
  5. After you have finished testing of the installed files, run the following command to uninstall the previously installed packages:
     rpm -e package.rpm