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Old 11-26-2009, 12:22 PM   #1
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Creating an RPM for a package for ease of maintenance...


Hi Forum

Considering I Install Fedora 10 ( according to Phoronix FC 10 is faster than FC 12 ) 64 bits in a box, and I plan to install some packages compiled from source ( generally I avoid using precompiled packages, most of the stuff I use is Heavy number crunching so I prefer to compile from source using icc/ifort/mkl from intel, instead of the more usual gcc ) like Scilab, Octave/QtOctave, Paraview, GMSH, etc...

instead of using the traditional ./configure make install scheme, I was wandering if one can make a binary rpm of these, that will allow me to simply rpm -e <whatever>.rpm in case I plan to use a different version ot the package...

Is there some sort of src2rpm thing for Fedora...?

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Old 11-26-2009, 12:42 PM   #2
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checkinstall is what you need.
 
Old 11-26-2009, 12:49 PM   #3
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Hi 18Googol2

Assuming I ran #cmake <what/eve/r>&&make&&make install, how do I use checkinstall to safely remove all the files added into /usr/local/bin /usr/local/lib /usr/local/share... etc...? In case I want to remove the package...?

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Old 11-26-2009, 01:04 PM   #4
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The installation and removal procedures are well written in the doco:

http://www.asic-linux.com.mx/~izto/c...ll/docs/README

But in short, checkinstall build the .rpm package from source, then you can add the application by 'rpm -i', and in case you need to remove the package, just run 'rpm -e' as usual

PS: remember to not run 'make install', instead cmake && make && checkinstall

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Old 11-26-2009, 01:11 PM   #5
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Hi 18Googol2

Thanks for yr reply :-)

BRGDS

Alex
 
Old 11-26-2009, 02:04 PM   #6
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Short : Checkinstall uses 'make install' and
keeps track of the locations to create a package.

Some of the software, you use, are available as
SRC.RPMS which includes patches and a "spec" file,
used to build rpm packages.
The file.spec can often be edited to your requirements.

10,000 packages source, Fedora 12
http://download.fedora.redhat.com/pu.../source/SRPMS/
And 10,000 , Fedora 13 Rawhide :
http://download.fedora.redhat.com/pu.../source/SRPMS/

.. all most often ready to build with
'rpmbuild -bb name.spec' on Fedora 10 or 11.

Notice : Fedora 10 is left unsupported,
( no more updates ) in about 50 days.
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Old 11-26-2009, 02:46 PM   #7
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Hi Knudfl

Does this mean that the FC10 repos will no longer exist in 50 days... ??

BRGDS

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Old 11-26-2009, 03:04 PM   #8
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The repo's will be moved to the archive after some time.
You will find out when you get stopped, and then have
to disable the ' update.repo '. And some months later
have to change URL to the "( old ) archive".


The Fedora 9 support / update stopped four months ago.
and it's still here
http://download.fedora.redhat.com/pu...inux/releases/

Updates ... ( no Fedora 9, empty. )
http://download.fedora.redhat.com/pu...linux/updates/

Fedora 7 + 8
http://archives.fedoraproject.org/pu...inux/releases/
Archive link :
http://archives.fedoraproject.org/pu.../fedora/linux/
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