[users] Tools for creating RPMs.

Robin Laing mesat at TelusPlanet.net
Sun Apr 16 07:19:51 CEST 2006

P A wrote:
> Hi again,
> Though I favor installing software through RPM (versus source), RPMs do 
> not always exist for software I want to try. Compiling sources is 
> generally not very hard once deps are figured out, but managing software 
> installed from source is messy. I learned the basics of creating RPMs 
> manually, but I wonder if there are good tools out there making this 
> task faster and easier. I already know about checkinstall. Are there 
> others?
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A program that I have uses is checkinstall.  This program takes the 
place of the ./install routine and creates an RPM of the program.

On my FC4 machines I have checkinstall-1.6.0-2.2.fc4.rf from Dries.

Hope this program helps.


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