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Old 03-31-2004, 02:53 PM   #1
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Question slackware and rpm

Is there any way to have a redhat rpm work on slackware?
I'm trying to get tripwire to work on slackware.
The only option is an .rpm or source.
I haven't had any luck with either.
Is there a tripwire similar program out there for slackware?
Does slackware have a package manager that would accept and install correctly a red hat package?
Old 03-31-2004, 03:01 PM   #2
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rpm2tgz will convert an rpm to a slack-pack. I'm not sure of how well it works though.
Slackware really is great for compiling from source, so that would be my choice.
Old 03-31-2004, 03:10 PM   #3
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You can install rpms on Slackware just as you would on any rpm based distro. Just do an rpm -Uvh. You might have to do a --nodeps to get it to install. However, that isn't a very wise option since pkgtool will never know about the rpm install and the rpm database will never know about an tgz packages. You have the potential to do a lot of screwey stuff to your system.

I agree with super that I'd install from source. What issues are you having with the source code?
Old 03-31-2004, 03:42 PM   #4
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Line 1 of README.compile.....

Make sure that you have gcc version 2.96 installed

I tried it on 9.1 as well, no luck.
Old 03-31-2004, 03:57 PM   #5
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I was looking at the INSTALL file from version 2.3.1-2 and it says it requires gcc 2.95.2 or better. It should compile.

(BTW happy b-day flyfishin)


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