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Old 11-13-2006, 07:34 PM   #1
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Converting a *.tar.gz to a *.tgz

I wanted to know how to convert, say, foo.tar.gz to foo.tgz so that it is able to be installed using KPackage. Please Help. Thanks

Old 11-13-2006, 07:55 PM   #2
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install the program called "checkinstall" it is found in disc2 of slackware11

after installing, do the reqular routine installing a program from source..

"tar -zxvf <program_name>.<version>.<arc>.tar.gz"

"cd <program_name>.<version>"



"sudo checkinstall"

"checkinstall" will make a .tgz binary like <program_name>.<version>.<arch>.tgz

you have to provide a description though..
Old 11-13-2006, 09:46 PM   #3
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Another possibility is just using the src2pkg command:

sudo root
src2pkg foo.tar.gz

The ready Slackwate packages is located it /tmp
Check the README file of foo.tar.gz to see if any extra arguments should be passed to the ./cofigure script. If so the command is
src2pkg -e '--some-argument' foo.tar.gz

Have fun!
Old 11-13-2006, 11:36 PM   #4
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Another possibility is just writing a SlackBuild and building it. Your SlackBuild calls makepkg(8) and you're done.
Old 11-14-2006, 03:18 AM   #5
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"sudo checkinstall"
please remove sudo entries in slckware. i think this will confuse newbees

tar.gz (source tarrballs) and tgz (slackware pkg) aer different ones. for our personal use, i will go for the checkinstall method as ritziyap said.
instead of ./configure make make install, use
./configure make checkinstall


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