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rpmbuild source rpm's can be difficult at first.

Posted 04-24-2006 at 02:18 AM by qizzer

Building rpms from src is really fairly easy. The difficult part is getting set up to make them.
A good howto tutorial for Mandriva is at; (note: the ugly box on the left has a stick pin on it. Be sure to stick it to the top of the page before reading.)
The first rpm may be quite difficult. You are bound to run into dependency problems. MesaGL, TK, tcl etc. etc. etc. These dependencies will become fewer and fewer with each src.rpm you build. Hang in there.
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    i have tried krpmbuilder but no luck
    why its not simple as here is the source make it rpm!

    i am newbie using suse so i though learing how to build rpm from source would allow me to install apps that not packaged for it, i hate installing apps from source not controling it by a package manager makes things messy for me
    Posted 12-31-1969 at 07:00 PM by qizzer qizzer is offline
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    The learning curve when you first start out with linux is very steep.
    Building rpm's doesn't seem all that difficult to me, but that may be because I have a few years experience with the system. I think as you learn (be it by manuals or by familiarity) you will be able to do things more easily. You start to get a feel for the system and do thing by intuition. My advice is to set aside rpmbuilding for now. What you should do instead is learn how to install .tar and .tar.gz apps. Use your distro's apps when possible of course but most distro's like SuSe usually work very well with tarballs.
    Posted 12-31-1969 at 07:00 PM by qizzer qizzer is offline


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