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Old 03-07-2005, 06:26 PM   #1
MalachiX
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When no rpm is found, what to do?


I gotta admit. I got addicted to the game Battle of Wesnoth on Windows. I was going to install it on Linux but when I went to pbone.net and rpmfind.net they did not have the most up to date version for Fedora Core 3.

I saw a few up to date rpm's but they were not for Fedora Core 3. I know you can use other distro's rpm's to install programs but I heard it is not good to do from a friend of mind.

I also know you can install programs from the source but I have not done it before. I could read probably install but would not know how to uninstall the program afterward if I did it that way.

I saw 1 source rpm for Fedora Core 3, but when I use the command, "rpm --rebuild", the terminal says that the option rebuild is an unknown option.(I guess this is why people say Fedora is a package based disto)

So that leads me to now. I don't mean to sound like a simpleton but what would be the best move to do, install from another Distro's rpm or install from source? If you recommend installing from source how would I uninstall?
 
Old 03-07-2005, 06:32 PM   #2
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Download the source package, untar it and read the REAME and INSTALL files in it. When you get stumped come back.
 
Old 03-07-2005, 06:34 PM   #3
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to install from source:
tar -zxvf filename.tar.gz
or
tar -xvjf filename.tar.bz2

cd filename
./configure
make
su
make install

that will install the program

to uninstall:

cd into the directory
make clean
make uninstall
cd ..
rm directory

i would use source to install
 
  


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