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Old 09-08-2013, 06:24 AM   #16
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...Slackware has a tool called makepkg; and when you compile from source, you basically run this little tool instead of make, and it'll make a Slackware package just as easy as compiling from source...
Not quite true makepkg only builds a PACKAGE it dosn't compile the source you would usually use a slackbuild script to configure and make the software and also run makepkg, once the package is made and installed you canthen use the pacvkage manager to manipulate it ie upgrade remove etc.

To find out a bit more about slackbuild scripts etc goto
http://slackbuilds.org/
 
Old 09-08-2013, 07:49 AM   #17
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Slackbuild scripts do the compiling, and also run makepkg, everything configured in a generic and convenient way. This is one option. Since the op is used to compiling manually, and seems to want to take that path, he can continue to do so and then run makepkg and then installpkg, instead of make, and make install; to complete the process in a convenient way.
 
Old 09-08-2013, 10:17 AM   #18
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Slackbuild scripts do the compiling, and also run makepkg...
Didn't I just say that?
 
Old 09-08-2013, 01:03 PM   #19
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# 1 .

Please show some examples. Failure rate should be ~2%.


Remark : Old software may compile with e.g. gcc34/g++34 :
# yum install compat-gcc-34-c++

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I'm not saying the failure is because of Fedora. I have no programming experience and have only started to compile software after using linux so unless the software is in active development and has easy dependencies then I will most likely have problems.
 
Old 09-08-2013, 01:47 PM   #20
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I'm not saying the failure is because of Fedora. I have no programming experience and have only started to compile software after using linux so unless the software is in active development and has easy dependencies then I will most likely have problems.
fedora is such a FAST moving os and uses a VERY VERY VERY new versions of gcc and other software, that most software programs would need to be hacked to build on the current fedora .

if you google the error from the gcc linker ( the most common issue )
you will likely find the solution
 
Old 09-08-2013, 02:02 PM   #21
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On Slackware, src2pkg compiles from source and makes packages. Very useful.
 
Old 09-08-2013, 07:05 PM   #22
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On Slackware, src2pkg compiles from source and makes packages. Very useful.
Ok but then after you install that package I'm assuming it won't work on the first try due to dependency errors.

The arch build system is good for this because it compiles from source and track dependencies, sort of like gentoo I guess but without all of the recursive keyword/useflag/masking hell.
 
Old 09-08-2013, 10:57 PM   #23
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Didn't I just say that?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uaPWwyC6CDI
 
Old 09-09-2013, 08:18 PM   #24
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Are those RPM sites even legitimate? Why are there multiples? Which one's the best for fedora? I'm assuming the RPMs I manually install could break at anytime if yum updates any of the dependencies right? How should I manage manually installed RPMs?
 
Old 09-26-2013, 09:45 AM   #25
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Rpmfusion carries software that Fedora can't for licensing or legal considerations. It's legit, it's widely used by members of the Fedora community, and it may be just what you need. On the other hand, maybe Fedora isn't the distro for you - it moves quickly, releases are only supported for about 12 months, and breakage is not uncommon. It works for me; YMMV
 
Old 09-29-2013, 09:47 PM   #26
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I mean sites like rpmbone or rpmfind. I've gotten some packages from there but I usually have to manually resolve the dependencies.
 
  


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