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RPM's build mode is used to build packages:
Format: rpm -b<stage> <options> <specfile>
(Note that -vv is the default for all build mode commands.)
One of the following stages must follow the -b option:
p — Prep (unpack sources and apply patches).
l — List check (do some cursory checks on %files).
c — Compile (prep and compile).
i — Install (prep, compile, install).
b — Binary package (prep, compile, install, package).
a — Binary/source package (prep, compile, install, package).
The following options can be used on any build command:
--short-circuit — Skip straight to specified stage (only for c and i).
--clean — Remove build tree when done.
--sign — Generate PGP signature.
--buildroot <s> — Use <s> as the build root.
--buildarch <s> — Use <s> as the build architecture.
--buildos <s> — Use <s> as the build operating system.
--test — Do not execute any stages.
--timecheck <s> — Set the time check to <s> seconds (0 disables it).