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Old 09-18-2004, 10:39 PM   #1
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Source directory


Hello,

when trying to use "checkinstall" instead of "makeinstall" i get no SOURCES directory.
i know it should be /usr/src/redhat/RPMS/i386.. well, under /usr/src i have nothing the src directory is empty. is there anyway to recreate or add the directory ? did i miss a package while i was install Fedora?

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Old 09-18-2004, 11:34 PM   #2
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You can try just making it with mkdir (you'll need to be root). No idea why it wasn't created on install...
 
Old 09-18-2004, 11:42 PM   #3
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SOURCE directory please

well, i tried to do that already, it doesn't work.
i guess its like system directories that have to be constracted by fedora during the installation.
but thanks for your time and if anybody else ran into the same problem or know how to built the source directory please let me know.
 
Old 09-19-2004, 12:16 AM   #4
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Were you running as the root user when you tried to make the directory? What was the exact error message?
 
Old 09-19-2004, 12:28 AM   #5
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SOURCE DIRECTORY MISSING

THANK YOU ALL FOR YOU TIME AND HELP

WELL, I AM TRING TO COMPILE APACHE 2 FROM THE SOURCE CODE WHEN I WAS GETTING THIS error.
I FOUND SOMEONE ON THE CHECKINSTALL LIST checkinstall-list@asic-linux.com.mx WHO HAD THE SAME PROBLEM .
I WAS MISSING "rpm-build" package..once i installed it "yum install rpm-build" the SOURCE directory was created.

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