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The file that controls the building of rpm is the .spec file. Near the top of that file, there are tags for such things as filename, rpm package group and subgroup, etc. From the info you posted, it sounds like you didn't provide that info when prompted by checkinstall to enter it (checkinstall writes it's own rpm spec file and needs that info). Gaim goes into group Productivity and subgroup Networking. Try it again and pay careful attention to the prompts given by checkinstall. I don'
t see any place to enter that info in /etc/checkinstallrc.
Last edited by bigrigdriver; 09-13-2004 at 06:57 PM.
Use your rpm manager app, whatever it is, to see the names of the groups it lists. Choose one. If you don't like the groups there, create one via checkinstall, and it should be added to the list (I think, I'm not certain). If it bombs again, just use one of the known groups.
Source location will probably create a folder with that name. If you want something else in there, give a different location name at the checkinstall prompt.
Last edited by bigrigdriver; 09-13-2004 at 08:32 PM.
It is working, but when I tried to install the rpm i got dependencies errors. But I knew I had those packages installed (libgcrypt for gaim), and it didnt give me any errors when I compiled from source.
So I just used the --nodeps flag and it did work fine, since I had the packages.
I was just wondering why it would give me dependencies errors.....
For some reason, the checkinstall search routines are not finding the necessary libs. Try editing /etc/checkinstallrc. There is a section named #RPM optional flags. Check the man pages for rpm on how to specify the directory locations for the libs you need, and put them in checkinstallrc in the #RPM optional flags.