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Old 12-02-2005, 07:47 PM   #1
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SPEC files

i downloaded program in source files like this

does it possible create
filename.RPM from filename.tar.bz2 ???

i find only that for these purposes use filename.SPEC
file. In some documentations on I-net told that usually
filename.tar.bz2 include SPEC file, but my downloaded program not have it so i don't know how write SPEC files

can somebody explain or give a link on tutorial
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For everything you could possibly want to know about rpm, go to the RedHad website. Under the Documentation link, you will find a book: Maximum-rpm (about 700 pages). You can study it on-line, or download it to your computer. There is a section on writing spec files.

Better would be to try to find the same application in a .src.rpm, which is a source file (tar.gz) and a spec file.

In case you don't know how to install and compile a .src.rpm, the book named above also covers that subject.


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