spectool man page

spectool — manual page for spectool v1.0.10rpmdev2


spectool [<options>] <specfile>


Spectool is a tool to expand and download sources and patches from specfiles.

If you experience problems with specific specfiles, try to run

rpmbuild --nobuild --nodeps <specfile>

on the file which might give a clue why spectool fails on a file (ignore anything about missing sources or patches). The plan is to catch errors like this in spectool itself and warn the user about it in the future.


Operating mode

-l, --lf, --list-files
lists the expanded sources/patches (default)
-g, --gf, --get-files
gets the sources/patches that are listed with a URL
-h, --help
display this help screen

Files on which to operate

-A, --all
all files, sources and patches (default)
-S, --sources
all sources
-P, --patches
all patches
-s, --source x[,y[,...]]
specified sources
-p, --patch a[,b[,...]]
specified patches


-d, --define 'macro value'
defines RPM macro 'macro' to be 'value'
-C, --directory dir
download into specified directory (default '.')
-R, --sourcedir
download into rpm's %{_sourcedir}
-n, --dryrun, --dry-run
don't download anything, just show what would be done
-f, --force
try to unlink and download if target files exist
-D, --debug
output debug info, don't clean up when done



optional curl(1) configuration


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