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Old 04-10-2003, 03:30 PM   #1
Paul Parr
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Question Creating RPMS from scratch for Redhat 8


Can someone explain to me in layman terms what the process is for creating RPMs from Tar zips and/or src rpms?

I have seen tar.gz files
I have seen src.i386.rpm files

I have heard of the commands Make, Make Install, RPM, RPMBuild, etc...its all so confusing...

If I one of the above files how do I turn it into am rpm that will install properly on RedHat 8.0 for example?
 
Old 04-10-2003, 06:09 PM   #2
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if you want to create an rpm from a tarball then it will need to have a valid rpm spec file inside it. if not then you'd need to write your own from scratch. http://rpm.org for guides etc...
 
Old 04-10-2003, 11:01 PM   #3
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this one might help:

http://www.redhat.com/docs/books/max-rpm/max-rpm-html/
 
  


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