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Old 10-09-2003, 11:45 AM   #1
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where can I find the mkhybrid tool


I've been given good assistance on a previous thread...

And it looks like I need to install mkhybrid to Burn CDs from Red Hat that I can use with Mac OS X.

I did a search on google and found this page..

I assume I am looking for an rpm...

On the right hand side of the page where I see cdrecord-mkhybrid-1.8.1-1
( I think that is what I want...)

I see Linux/ppc

But if my current version is i686 don't I need to see Linux/i686?

I'm just looking for a tool to use ... And I would love any suggestions as to how I find mkhybrid to install. I would not know how to compile source code...I'm rather new....

I don't have it on my machine now, the command is not recognized.

There are alot of other pages that refer to different versions of Linux, am I not supposed to use those only Red Hat?

If anyone can advise, I'd appreciate it. Thanks.
Old 10-09-2003, 01:55 PM   #2
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"I see Linux/ppc
But if my current version is i686 don't I need to see Linux/i686?"

Yes. Linux/ppc means that it works on Mac, not Intel.

"am I not supposed to use those only Red Hat?"

No. Some rpms from sources other than Red Hat will work. A source package (tar.gz) can be compiled on any distribution and often on any architecture. The only problem with compiling source on Red Hat is that the package is not recorded in the rpm data base which makes it more difficult to keep track of what you have installed.

I use rpms on SuSE. To simplify my bookkeeping I change all source packages I install into rpm packages by using checkinstall:

Be prepared. Create a LifeBoat CD.

Steve Stites
Old 10-09-2003, 06:51 PM   #3
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Thank you for your post. I'll take a look at checkinstall and I'll keep searching for some sort of mkhybrid tool based on the information that you've shared. I'll look for i686. Good to know that I can use rpms from sources other than Red Hat. And compiling from source sounds rather flexible though that is something I've never done.


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