Re: Why RPMs?
- From: Alex Roberts <bse dial pipex com>
- To: Andreas Kostyrka <andreas rainbow studorg tuwien ac at>
- cc: Stephanos Piperoglou <sp249 cam ac uk>, gnome-list gnome org
- Subject: Re: Why RPMs?
- Date: Tue, 12 May 1998 19:09:24 +0000 (GMT)
On Tue, 12 May 1998, Andreas Kostyrka wrote:
> On Tue, 12 May 1998, Stephanos Piperoglou wrote:
> > I've been trying to install GNOME on my Linux system for quite a while. The
> > main problem is that most things won't compile out of CVS (I don't expect
> > them to) and that all the compiled versions or releases are in RPMs, and I
> > don't have rpm... Does anyone know if I can get RPM? I'm not sure how it
> > works and wether it will work on a system that is technically Slackware,
> > some way back in the depths of time, but practically of my own design? The
> > FTP site only has tarballs for CVS snapshots, which aren't much use to me.
> It will surly work. Just go to ftp.rpm.org and fetch rpm.
> Only problem is, that rpm will not know anything about non-rpm-installed
You could also check out Alien, I dont know the URL, its at freshmeat.net
It can convert Slack tgz to redhat RPM and Debian packages and Stampede
It's pretty good :)
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