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Old 03-18-2004, 05:23 AM   #1
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How to rebuild rpm database to include source installs


I just installed a libfrom a tar.gz file, as another rpm package I am trying to install is dependant on this lib.How can I now get this lib into the rpm database so that the rpm depedency check
for this library succeeds.

Many thanks
Old 03-18-2004, 06:12 AM   #2
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To rebuild your rpm database type

rpm --rebuilddb

and wait, it takes a while to finish.
Old 03-18-2004, 09:31 AM   #3
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Or you can use checkinstall. It replaces the 'make install' step when compiling from source, and creates a RPM (or Slack or Debian package). This has the added benefit of giving you a more reliable way to uninstall (just in case the 'make uninstall' isn't well-behaved).

--- Cerbere
Old 03-18-2004, 10:35 AM   #4
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I got checkinstall and it works very nicely....



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