Building an rpm with rpmbuild fails with missing dependency errors

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  • packages are installed, but rpmbuild fails with missing dependency errors, e.g.,
# rpmbuild -bb rpmbuild/SPECS/ruby19.spec > /tmp/ruby_build.txt 2>&1
# grep -i libyaml /tmp/ruby_build.txt 
libyaml is missing. Please install libyaml.
# grep BuildRequires rpmbuild/SPECS/ruby19.spec
BuildRequires:  readline libyaml libyaml-devel readline-devel ncurses ncurses-devel gdbm gdbm-devel glibc-devel tcl-devel gcc unzip openssl-devel db4-devel byacc make libffi-devel
# yum list installed | grep -i libyaml
libyaml.ppc                       0.0.1-1.el5.rf            installed           
libyaml-devel.ppc                 0.0.1-1.el5.rf            installed           
# rpm -qa | grep -i libyaml
  • Why does rpmbuild say a library is not installed even though it is?
  • rpmbuild gives this warning message during rpmbuild:
/usr/bin/ld: skipping incompatible /usr/lib/gcc/ppc64-redhat-linux/4.4.7/../../../ when searching for -lyaml


  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux
  • rpmbuild

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