Frustrated with Mandriva Club mirror finder

Wednesday, August 2nd, 2006

It seems like I go through this every time I have to search for an SRPM to rebuild… search at rpms.mandrivaclub.com then prompted to login – login… oops wrong password. Login again stranded at main club page….. ok – downloads…. mirror finder. First – there’s no way in the mirror finder to search for SRPMS [...]

Building RPM’s from Source RPMs

Tuesday, December 27th, 2005

Let me start by saying I am FAR from being an expert on the subject of building rpm’s… RPM’s are binary packages for use in red-hat based distributions. They are used (*in my case on Mandriva) with urpmi to install. Urpmi is a “wrapper” around the rpm utility that figures out what dependencies a program [...]

Building RPM’s – making a build environment

Monday, December 26th, 2005

I’m going to do a few articles on building RPM’s as much for my own reference as anyone elses. I’m not an expert on the subject by any means… I do this from time to time, rebuild an rpm for an older system (or even a newer system that doesn’t have an official rpm for.) [...]

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