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Old 04-29-2003, 05:01 PM   #1
makai_wi
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checkinstall command not found


I just downloaded and installed 'checkinstall-1.5.3-1.i386.rpm' and now I can't seem to run the program, the readme tells me to just run 'checkinstall' instead of 'make install' but I get a command not found from bash, anyone have any ideas? The rpm install came without any errors...

I am running RedHat 9. Below is the address for where I got checkinstall from.

http://asic-linux.com.mx/~izto/checkinstall/
 
Old 04-29-2003, 05:11 PM   #2
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run "rpm -qf checkinstall" to see what files it actually installed. maybe it didn't install checkinstall to your path
 
Old 04-30-2003, 03:17 PM   #3
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more problems...

I am still struggling to make it work, to make things easier I have put the command line in bold. Okay I installed in verbose mode and this is what I got...

# rpm -iv checkinstall-1.5.3-1.i386.rpm
Preparing packages for installation...
checkinstall-1.5.3-1


So then I ran your command to check it and I got this...

# rpm -qf checkinstall-1.5.3-1
error: file checkinstall-1.5.3-1: No such file or directory


A ha! So maybe I need to tell it the rpm file for some reason or another...

# rpm -qf checkinstall-1.5.3-1.i386.rpm
file checkinstall-1.5.3-1.i386.rpm is not owned by any package


Now this is all interesting because... If I run the install again, I get...

# rpm -iv checkinstall-1.5.3-1.i386.rpm
Preparing packages for installation...
package checkinstall-1.5.3-1 is already installed


Anyone have any ideas? When I try to run "checkinstall" in bash I get a command not found, I also can't do a man on it either but they might not have included man pages...
 
Old 04-30-2003, 03:30 PM   #4
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try rpm -qa | grep checkinstall and see what it says.
 
Old 04-30-2003, 03:41 PM   #5
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I get this...

# rpm -qa | grep checkinstall
checkinstall-1.5.3-1


So does this mean it's installed? Is their any way to verify the install or something? I mean it sounds like something didn't get installed correctly... Should I try compiling from source?
 
  


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