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Old 10-14-2004, 12:14 AM   #1
cutraman88
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tgz package for acrobat reader


Is there any way to build a tgz (slack) package for acrobat reader 5.0X ??
I know adobe site is offering a binary for linux systems but I need a tgz package in order to build a module for Slax (slackware live CD) .
Any help please?? Should I get an RPM package and then use rpm2tgz command?
Thanks in advance.
 
Old 10-14-2004, 12:36 AM   #2
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If they have a tar.gz use that. unpack into an empty dir and have a look. Then use makepkg to build a Slack package.
Or use an rpm and after rpm2tgz do 'explodepkg' and then makepkg after cleaning up or whatever.
 
Old 10-14-2004, 11:37 AM   #3
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Thank you
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(your answer was as fast as a bullet!!!!)
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Old 10-14-2004, 01:22 PM   #4
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Hello,

Quote:
If they have a tar.gz use that. unpack into an empty dir and have a look. Then use makepkg to build a Slack package.
Simply "having a look" won't be much useful, because if you download a program in tar.gz format, you'll mostly find the sourcecode inside! these instructions work in many ways, if you watch the output.

Code:
tar -xzf program.tar.gz 
cd program/
./configure
make
make install DESTDIR=yourbuildpath
(everyting without root permissions, so you detect errors, if this scripts wants to install some files into the main filetree, instead of the place where you want to build your package)

this should compile and put it into yourbuildpath. then you take a look and build your .tgz with makepkg.

Last edited by xammy; 10-14-2004 at 01:23 PM.
 
Old 10-15-2004, 12:12 AM   #5
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It's true that most source-code packages come as tar.gz files, except for kernel source. However, many binary packages also come as tar.gz archives, which must then be installed by running a script.
Opera comes this way, ROX-Filer comes this way, and I think Acrobat will also -he'll not get the source code for Acrobat, anyway.
'Have a look' is a bit vague . If you don't see a file called 'Makefile', then you can probably be sure it is not source code. If there is a file called 'install' or similar, open it with a text editor and try to figure out what it going to do.
If you just want to use Acrobat, just run the installer and don't worry about it. It may have an uninstaller also. If you really want to make it into a Slackware package you'll need to study the use of 'makepkg'.
 
  


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