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  Is Linux Annoying?
Subject:   Bad idea!
Date:   2003-09-12 09:58:04
From:   anonymous2
Moreover, Alex points out, if you do need a package for which no RPMs are available, try the following:


Take the source RPM for a similar distribution or from a later version of the same distribution.


Adjust any explicit dependencies in the .spec file.


Rebuild the binary for your distribution.


Step 2 is a really stupid thing to do. Whoever packaged the rpm put those dependencies in because the program won't work right without them. The correct sequence of steps is:


1) Take the source RPM for a similar distribution or from a later version of the same distribution.


2) rpm --rebuild <rpm.src>


If this dosen't work upgrade your distribution. You're going to have to do it anyhow sooner or later.



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  1. Bad idea!
    2003-10-14 16:56:58  anonymous2 [View]

  2. Bad idea!
    2003-09-16 15:56:39  anonymous2 [View]

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