Re: compiling from tarballs
- From: Rebecca Ore <rebecca ogoense net>
- To: gnome-list gnome org
- Subject: Re: compiling from tarballs
- Date: Sun, 2 Jan 2000 10:05:45 -0500
On Sun, Jan 02, 2000 at 08:03:45AM -0600, Data Zone wrote:
> Actually, building rpms from tarballs is easy as pie, as long as a spec
> file is included in the tarball, and its not broken. all you have to do
> is: "rpm -tb tarball-name.version.tar.gz"
> that should run for a bit then make a rpm or rpms in
> /usr/src/redhat/RPMS/i386, or similar.
> Make sure you are root when you do this, and you have all the necessary
> development packages installed. If you get any errors, just untar the
> tarball, edit the spec file to fix it, then tar it up again, and try
> building again.
I'd like to see all the steps because I've tried this a couple of times and
simply didn't get a rpm in the end. The spec file was for gnome-core-1.0.54
and the tarball was from the ftp.gnome.org site.
I ended up just installing the thing from the make directory, I believe.
> If you have any problems, let me know, i can post the rpms for those
> packages on my site for you.
Better we should learn how to do this. I'm using RH 6.1 with most upgrades.
> On Sat, 01 Jan 2000 20:12:48 Phil Risby wrote:
> > Data Zone wrote:
> > > Actualy, i sent an email to him already telling him how to build rpms
> > > from tarballs, and offering to make rpms for any packages he is having
> > > problems with.
> > >
> > > I didn't intend any harm by calling you "dude"
> > > its just the way i speak.
> > >
> > > Leland Elie
> > > MIS Guy
> > >
> > Hi Dude :-)
> > Would you be kind enough to send me a copy of that e-mail, making rps from
> > tarballs
> > Many thanks
> > Phil
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