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As I have been working on the hadoop packaging, it occurred to me it would
be nice to have an option where rpmbuild permits different steps of the
build with a -short-circuit option allowing you to for example run:
make CDH=cmf make hadoop-rpm -bi
For a long time rpmbuild allows you to short circuit the build steps for
diagnosis. So rpmbuild -bc does the compile part -ti does the build and
install steps without needing to wipe the buildroot and recompiling.
The reason I ask is much of the time of creating and modifying rpms is
not the compile parts, but getting the install, permissions and files
Having this option would allow a quicker turnaround from
spec file changes to build completion. Most of the time in the make rpm
build is in the compile phase which can be lengthy at times.