Seems like we no longer have hive-hbase package on RPM-based platforms. The fact that it seems to be building OK on DEBs makes me believe it is a bug.
Giridharan Kesavan can you please take a look?
I am happy to help as well, if needed.
I think I have a patch - validating now...
That seems to produce hive-hbase.rpm equivalent to that of .deb.
+1. Please commit!