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Old 12-11-2003, 02:28 PM   #1
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RPM to TAR - Is it possible?


I just changed from Red Hat to Gentoo, and all my programs are in rpm format, is there anyway to extract or convert them to work with Gentoo 1.4?
 
Old 12-11-2003, 03:05 PM   #2
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That would kind of defeat the philosphy
behind Gentoo and the whole idea of
emerge and optimized software.


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Old 12-11-2003, 03:09 PM   #3
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Why go through all of that work(I am not even sure it can be done)? It is so easy to install on gentoo
#emerge program_name

I am sure you know that if you already installed it

I am sure gentoo can use rpm if you wanted, but that would be crazy

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Old 12-11-2003, 03:34 PM   #4
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Get a program called rpm2targz. This will do what you want. However, note that the rpm files are binary files compiled most likely on a RH system. This means they've already been compiled. They may or may not work.

If you do this with an srpm, then all will be well as you can then compile the code.
 
Old 12-11-2003, 03:37 PM   #5
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Well, the main program that i'm wanting to do that with is WineX, I'm not a member of Transgaming.com anymore so i don't have a way to get their tarball
 
Old 12-11-2003, 03:39 PM   #6
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Great, Since winex is a binary only distribution, then just grab rpm2targz and install it. Then from the prompt, rpm2targz filename.rpm
 
Old 12-12-2003, 04:17 AM   #7
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worked like a charm, now if i can just get hardware acceleration going i'll be good to go.
 
Old 12-12-2003, 09:03 AM   #8
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Glad i could help. Good luck and happy gaming. Note that the new winex3.2 is pretty much incompatible with Fire_GL drivers. otehr versions seem to work fine though.
 
  


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