Help Required

Jim Levie jim at ENTROPHY-FREE.NET
Tue Dec 31 02:42:58 GMT 2002

On Mon, 2002-12-30 at 19:59, Gavin Nelmes-Crocker wrote:
> yep - I did that in the end to prove that the rpms weren't working as they
> should - the problem is that I need to build something in a repeatable way
> in case I end up under a bus and something goes wrong its far easier to
> create an install script that installs rpms in the right order the progress
> that onto a pkg than it is to build a script that installs everything from
> source BUT time is money and maybe I could move on quicker if I accepted
> defeat.....mmmm not yet. I'm still putting this down to learning curve for
> rpming I'd just like some pointers to move on quicker.
Well, one other option would be to document the install procedure that
you used for the tar sources. That's my preferred approach and it has
the advantage of giving you a place to state any exceptions or special
conditions that must be met. With a good install document someone else
can duplicate what you did. As an example, take a look at which is a set of install
instructions for 3.24-1 on a RedHat box.
The instructions said to use Windows 98 or better, so I installed RedHat
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