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Old 07-18-2003, 07:07 PM   #1
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Arrow Question on tarballs and .rpm's...


Just a quick question regarding tarballs and rpm's.

I personally prefer to install software from the tarballs. However, every once in awhile I dont mind using a rpm. But, the rpms tend to be way behind in versions from the latest release.

So I was curious how one could actually make a rpm from the source tarball.

Is anyone familiar with how to do this?

I'm trying to make my own RPM for the latest version of postfix.

Thanks

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Old 07-18-2003, 07:30 PM   #2
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I'd start with this:

http://www.fvwm.org/documentation/dev_creating_rpms.php

Good luck!
 
Old 07-18-2003, 11:29 PM   #3
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checkinstall

I use checkinstall on a regular basis to make rpms out of tarballs.

http://asic-linux.com.mx/~izto/checkinstall/index.php

The procedure is:

./configure
make
checkinstall


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