Problems building on RHEL5 environment

Michael Sweet mike at
Sat Aug 11 00:25:21 PDT 2007

David Smith wrote:
> I'm getting the following errors when running rpmbuild on a RHEL 5 environment.  Anyone have any clues...
> -bash-3.1# uname -a
> Linux thal 2.6.18-8.1.4.el5 #1 SMP Fri May 4 22:15:17 EDT 2007 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux
> Compiling 32-bit tempfile.c...
> Compiling 32-bit transcode.c...
> Compiling 32-bit usersys.c...
> Compiling 32-bit util.c...
> Linking 32-bit 32bit/
> /usr/bin/ld: skipping incompatible /usr/lib64/ when searching for -lcom_err
> /usr/bin/ld: skipping incompatible /usr/lib64/libcom_err.a when searching for -lcom_err
> /usr/bin/ld: cannot find -lcom_err
> collect2: ld returned 1 exit status
> make[1]: *** [32bit/] Error 1
> make: *** [all] Error 1
> error: Bad exit status from /var/tmp/rpm-tmp.87561 (%build)

You need to install the 32-bit e2fsprogs-devel package.

Michael Sweet, Easy Software Products           mike at easysw dot com
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