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Old 07-18-2003, 07:07 PM   #1
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Arrow Question on tarballs and .rpm's...

Just a quick question regarding tarballs and rpm's.

I personally prefer to install software from the tarballs. However, every once in awhile I dont mind using a rpm. But, the rpms tend to be way behind in versions from the latest release.

So I was curious how one could actually make a rpm from the source tarball.

Is anyone familiar with how to do this?

I'm trying to make my own RPM for the latest version of postfix.


Old 07-18-2003, 07:30 PM   #2
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I'd start with this:

Good luck!
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I use checkinstall on a regular basis to make rpms out of tarballs.

The procedure is:


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