does the tar unpack in %install instead of %build
The rpm equivalent of iteration is 'release', and it defaults to 1 unless overriden by the user.
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When calling easy_install with a build directory on a machine/environment where the target package is already available, include -U to force the package to be redownloaded. Otherwise, easy_install does nothing and fpm errors out with: Unexpected directory layout after easy_install
Only the first specified path was being used once prefixed with ./ where all should have been used. This broke an invocation of the form: fpm -s dir \ -t rpm \ -n mypkg \ -v 1.0 \ -C pkg \ dir1 dir2 dir3 where only pkg/dir1 would be tarred up, leading to complaints from rpm.