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Old 02-10-2003, 04:39 AM   #1
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nforce and slackware problems

When i try to run the nforce src rpm with "rpm --rebuild NVIDIA_nforce-1.0-0248.src.rpm" the process begins then gives me errors:

make[1]: *** [nvnet.o] Error 1
make[1] Leaving directory '/usr/src/rpm/BUILD/nforce/nvnet'
make: *** [nvnet_make] Error 2
error: bad exit status from /var/tmp/rpm-tmp.41436 (%build)

canany one tell me whats goin on. Thanx
Old 02-10-2003, 06:52 PM   #2
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Since you're in Slackware, you're going to have a difficult time working with RPMs. You should try converting your RPM to a slackpack (.tgz):

rpm2tgz NVIDIA_nforce-1.0-0248.src.rpm #assuming this is the correct file name.

Then, cd to /usr/src/linux and type pkgtool. From there, you can install the package using Slack's package tool. You can specify the path to the directory where the file was downloaded. Follow the instructions, and smile as it does the work for you.

EDIT: Oh yeah, you should probably be root while doing this.
Old 02-10-2003, 07:47 PM   #3
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thanks i'll give that a try.
Old 02-11-2003, 05:05 PM   #4
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all I have to say is ick.....rpm


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