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Old 03-20-2003, 10:03 AM   #1
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Creating an RPM database


I need to build an rpm on my deb system to deploy on some redhat systems (more specifically: I need to checkinstall realplayer's bin file to get a rpm), but I noticed debian's rpm install doesn't create a database. How can I create a database and tell rpm to us it?
 
Old 03-20-2003, 10:20 AM   #2
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I'm not sure if I understand exactly what your after here but the command:

rpm --rebuilddb

rebuilds the database.
 
Old 03-20-2003, 01:43 PM   #3
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Whoa! Do you mean that you want to create a sort of rpm database of all files you've installed, whether it was via apt-get or source or rpm, then transfer that db to another computer?

Good luck...
 
Old 03-20-2003, 03:04 PM   #4
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MasterC, I've wondered a few times why
RPM doesn't have a feature like this ;)

If you install a package successfully (doesn't
happen too often but sometimes you can't
get source-tarballs but only binary-rpm's)
it would be nice if one could trigger RPM to
build a database that assumes the dependencies
had been met ;) and presents those to other
packages as present :}

Cheers,
Tink
 
Old 03-20-2003, 03:54 PM   #5
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Bah, who needs RPM anyway....
 
Old 03-20-2003, 05:26 PM   #6
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I'm still lost as to what exactly Null is trying to do here. Null are you coming back to respond? I'm losing sleep over this one.
 
Old 03-20-2003, 06:09 PM   #7
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Crashed:

From my understanding debian (like slackware)
doesn't use rpm to maintain software installations.

Therefore if you try to install RPMs you'll
have to use rpm -i --nodeps because there's
for instance no entry for your glibc in the
database... or any other package, for that
matter.

But I might have misunderstood him/
over-interpreted :}

Cheers,
Tink
 
  


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