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Old 08-31-2008, 09:38 PM   #1
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How can I get RPM to recognize the latest version of tar?

I am using Red Hat Enterprise Linux ES version 4. It came with tar 1.14 and I've just installed tar 1.20. Unfortunately, when I run 'rpm -qa | grep "tar" rpm only sees the older version. How can I get it to recognize tar 1.20?
Old 08-31-2008, 10:00 PM   #2
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If you installed the new version from source, then RPM won't know about it. The RPM database only contains information about packages installed from rpms.
Old 08-31-2008, 10:24 PM   #3
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if you did a source build then you can make your own rpm package using
" rpm-build " package
search google
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that spec file looks pretty complicated, any other ideas?
Old 09-01-2008, 01:13 AM   #5
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that is the ONLY way to get rpm to recognize a source build
i just keep tabs on what i build then and if something from yum needs a newer rpm i build that from the source too . This can get into an unmanageable mess very quickly .
A bit old but
fedora and red hat are very close

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