[Gllug] rpm from tgz

Stephen Harker steve at pauken.co.uk
Sun Jul 7 22:22:57 UTC 2002

On Saturday 06 July 2002 1:05 pm, Mike Brodbelt wrote:
> On Fri, 2002-07-05 at 12:14, Stephen Harker wrote:
> > Hello all. I've discovered that you can make rpms from .tgz source files
> > by going
> > # rpm -ta --clean blahblah.tgz
> >  and it works most of the time :-)
> > The idea being that I can cleanly install and remove all the crap I keep
> > trying out and getting bored with. Yes I know about stow Bruce but I'm
> > being stubborn!
> > However, does anyone know how I can pass arguments to the ./configure
> > script, specifically to change th prefix. With rpms on Mandrake, stuff
> > goes into /usr but most source code defaults to /usr/local.
> Using rpm -ta just builds the package using the spec file contained in
> the tarball. If you want to change the configure arguments, you'll need
> to modify the spec file.

Oh Ok. I thought that might be the case. I'll do that then. Ta.

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