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Originally posted by Y0jiMb0 What does this 'rpm2tgz do? Does it convert a rpm to tgz?
In that case, why is more simple to use this program and then another one to uncompress, than do directly 'tar xjf ... ?
I have presumed a tgz will install like an rpm, and I had bad experiences with compilng from source.
Be careful with doing the rpm2tgz thing... You don't know how the packages were built, where it is going to try to install stuff.... If you absolutely don't want to compile from source (using checkinstall so you can easily removepkg them) then search for .tgz packages (linuxpackages or elsewhere)