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Old 07-27-2004, 01:58 AM   #1
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How to tell rpm of "installed from source" packages

I have successfully installed apache-2.0.48 from source, and it even runs! Thanks to the Apache Group for great stuff.

Now, I want to add mod_perl-2.0.48 to the system as well. I have that as an RPM, but when I try to install it, it reports several failed dependencies against the httpd-2.0.48 libraries, etc.

How do I update RPM to know that the package(s) I install from source are present?

Thanks in advance!
Old 07-27-2004, 01:19 PM   #2
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"How do I update RPM to know that the package(s) I install from source are present? "

I use checkinstall when I install packages from source. checkinstall creates a rpm package which you then install in the normal way. Here is a thread that explains how to use checkinstall.

Another solution is to use the rpm --nodeps option. --nodeps tells rpm to go ahead and install the package anyway even though there are dependencies missing in the rpm data base.

Be prepared. Create a LifeBoat CD.

Steve Stites

Last edited by jailbait; 07-27-2004 at 01:21 PM.
Old 07-28-2004, 01:55 AM   #3
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Thanks JailBait! That's a great tool. I'll be sure to use it in the future. I tried it on this apache install though, and it threw an error that is mentioned many times on the mailing list, but I did not find a solution for it there or on usenet, or in general www searches either. Seems the best way around this "fatal error: getUname: too many uid's" is to upgrade RPM and hope for the best. I tried that but the dependency maze was just too much for me tonight. It would be nice to find a solution for the issue in checkinstall because that is a sweet tool. thanks anyway.


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