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Old 05-18-2003, 05:16 PM   #1
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Talking Having trouble with making Slack packages


Alright, I haven't found much on this. Or shall I say, not much on making packages in Slack 9. I did find some methods, such as the one posted in this forum, but they do not work. I have also tried "check install" , but I'm having trouble with it. For some reason, my first package didn't turn out so well. It was a package when I was done, problem was that some files and folders were missing. My first attempt was to create a Samba 2.2.8a package. There were important things missing from the package.

If anyone has some knowledge on this, I would appreciate it.

Also, even if you can't help me with the package creation, maybe you know someplease url's of good places for Slack packages, as they are hard to come by, please post them.

JC
 
Old 05-18-2003, 06:36 PM   #2
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Checkinstall works great for me, what troubles
have you got with it? :)

Besides that, you might want to look at
http://www.linuxpackages.net for pre-fabed
packs :}

Cheers,
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Old 05-18-2003, 09:24 PM   #3
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It's good to hear that check install works well for you Tinkster.
The problem that I have is that when I made a package, it is missing folders and files. For instance, when I installed the Samba 2.28a package that I had made, it installed, but left out several important folders and files. Fore example, the usr/local/samba/lib directory was not even there. The lib directory does get installed when I install Samba the normal way.

I have no idea as to what I'm doing wrong. I see no messages to tip me off. Everything go's smoothly and I get a *.tgz file that installs. Of course it's a worthless install, and I have to uninstall the package.

If you would be so kind, list your steps to create a package with check install. Also, please include any important setup options, as I may be unaware of something that needs to be included during the ./configure stage.

I'm guessing that I am overlooking something small, as the program does function, and give me a .tgz file.

Thanks

JC
 
Old 05-18-2003, 10:05 PM   #4
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Pity to hear it doesn't do it for you mate...

I just got, ./configured, checkinstalled
Samba-2.2.8a and it works smooth ...
Created /usr/local/samba/lib, too...

Which version of checkinstall have you got?

I didn't bother to do any special ./configure
stuff within Samba since 2.2.4 is installed
and I just built the package to see how it
goes... uninstalled it using removepkg, too.

Only drawback was the name it got: source-source :)

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Old 05-18-2003, 10:15 PM   #5
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ALright, I'm going to give it another go. I'll post the results.

JC

Edit : I have a fresh install of Slack 9, with all hardware functional, original modules directory, and no aditional software installed. The only thing that I did was run the Apsfilter setup (Apsfilter included with Slack) , so that I could get my printer going. And I have compiled a new kernel( which is stock, except for P4 support, and SCSI support is built into kernel.

So with a clean system, with no issues in the source (stock 2.4.20), and all original modules, I may have better luck.

Well see.

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