LinuxQuestions.org
Visit Jeremy's Blog.
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Newbie
User Name
Password
Linux - Newbie This Linux forum is for members that are new to Linux.
Just starting out and have a question? If it is not in the man pages or the how-to's this is the place!

Notices


Reply
  Search this Thread
Old 08-25-2004, 03:30 AM   #1
mdk
Member
 
Registered: Aug 2004
Distribution: mandrake
Posts: 40

Rep: Reputation: 15
tar.gz to rpm


i've had a few problems installing tar.gz files so i was wondering if there was any x11 programs out there to make this cushy and also if there is any tar to rpm progs?
 
Old 08-25-2004, 03:50 AM   #2
Demonbane
LQ Guru
 
Registered: Aug 2003
Location: Sydney, Australia
Distribution: Gentoo
Posts: 1,796

Rep: Reputation: 47
If these tar.gz contains the source code then there's is no point converting them to RPM format, what you need is package the compiled binaries into a RPM file.
see if this helps:
http://proyectos.glo.org.mx/checkinstall/
 
Old 08-25-2004, 04:59 AM   #3
bigrigdriver
LQ Addict
 
Registered: Jul 2002
Location: East Centra Illinois, USA
Distribution: Debian Jessie 8.4
Posts: 5,873

Rep: Reputation: 348Reputation: 348Reputation: 348Reputation: 348
As a side note, when you d/l a tar.gz, check it to see if it has a <filename>.spec file in it. That's the rpm spec file (few tarballs have them). You can then build an rpm from the tarball using that spec file. If there is no .spec file, see the post from Demonbane.
 
  


Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
.tar.gz and .tar.bz and .src.rpm how to rpms gadekishore Linux - Software 2 10-13-2005 01:51 AM
Is there a way to transform tar.gz into rpm or is there a GUI for tar.gz MElipse Linux - Newbie 2 04-11-2004 05:31 AM
.rpms, .tar.gz, .tgz, .src.rpm, & .tar.bz2 whoots Mandriva 10 10-18-2003 01:08 PM
Diferance between rpm, tar, tar.gz, scr.tar, etc mobassir Linux - General 12 08-21-2003 07:30 AM
tar.gz or rpm? Flawe Linux - General 7 01-02-2003 12:56 PM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:02 PM.

Main Menu
Advertisement
My LQ
Write for LQ
LinuxQuestions.org is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
Syndicate
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration