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Old 02-16-2005, 04:52 PM   #1
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how to make rpms?

just wondering how i can make my own rpms from tarballs and spec files
I have a working spec file and a tarball
i got stuck here and i don't know what to do :-(

hope you can help

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Old 02-16-2005, 05:25 PM   #2
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I don't know about spec files, but you can make an rpm from any source that uses make for installing:

Unfortunately, both sites seem to be down.



Edit: Both sites are up again.

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Old 02-18-2005, 03:19 PM   #3
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yeah that's a slight problem :-(
Old 02-18-2005, 04:56 PM   #4
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Checkinstall does work pretty well for source packages. Try for help with spec files & such, there is also a way using rpm to create rpm's from source packages as well, but I forget the syntax at the moment.
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Take a look at the how to at, I found it very useful when I first started building rpms. It maybe a bit dated, so you may have to look for other sources.


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