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Old 09-11-2005, 03:53 AM   #1
Registered: Aug 2005
Distribution: Arch Linux
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checkinstall error : *** The "rpm" program is not in your PATH!

i have done an LFS installation. i compiled rpm with all its dependancies. then i tried checkinstall. firstly checkinstall is located in /usr/local/sbin/checkinstall which is not in my PATH. so i am not able access the man page of checkinstall. the problem is when i do
on a compiled program, at the end it says..
*** The "rpm" program is not in your PATH!
*** RPM package creation aborted
whereis rpm
says /usr/bin/rpm as well as /bin/rpm both of which are in my PATH.
is my way of checkinstall correct? i do make on the package first, next i do /usr/local/sbin/checkinstall
how do i make checkinstall work properly?
Old 09-11-2005, 06:07 AM   #2
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put the $PATH in your ~/.bash_profile like so........
export PATH=$PATH:/usr/bin/rpm
export PATH=$PATH:/bin/rpm
Old 09-11-2005, 07:40 AM   #3
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still no success...


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