A basic task for invoking the rpm executable to build a Linux installation file. The task currently only works on Linux or other Unix platforms with rpm support.


Attribute Description Required
specFile The name of the spec file to be used. Yes
topDir This is the directory which will have the expected subdirectories, SPECS, SOURCES, BUILD, SRPMS. If this isn't specified, the baseDir value is used No
cleanBuildDir This will remove the generated files in the BUILD directory. No
removeSpec This will remove the spec file from SPECS No
removeSource Flag (optional, default=false) to remove the sources after the build. See the the --rmsource option of rpmbuild. No
rpmBuildCommand The executable to use for building the RPM. Defaults to rpmbuild if it can be found or rpm otherwise. Set this if you don't have either on your PATH or want to use a different executable. Since Ant 1.6. No
command Very similar idea to the cvs task. the default is "-bb" No
quiet Suppress output. Defaults to false. No
output/error Where standard output and error go No
failOnError Stop the buildprocess if the RPM build command exits with a non-zero retuncode. Defaults to false No

Source: Apache Ant