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I downloaded an fc4 rpm for UNRAR from pbone.net, but when i try to install it, i gi es me error messages: <home/keith/Desktop/unrar-3.5.4-1.2.fc4.src.rpm';echo RESULT=$? warning: user machbuild does not exist ...
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    <home/keith/Desktop/unrar-3.5.4-1.2.fc4.src.rpm';echo RESULT=$? warning: user machbuild not exist


    I downloaded an fc4 rpm for UNRAR from pbone.net, but when i try to install it, i gi es me error messages:

    <home/keith/Desktop/unrar-3.5.4-1.2.fc4.src.rpm';echo RESULT=$?
    warning: user machbuild does not exist - using root
    warning: group machbuild does not exist - using root
    Result=0
    and does not install. Anyone know if it's possible to modify the settings of the rpm to change the user from machbuild to something else?

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    You seem to have a src.rpm file, try grabbing a .rpm file.

    Try LONG Link if you have a x86 system.
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    Sorry, i'm still learning my way around linux... I know source files are code, but why would you need an rpm package for source code? Is it just for compression? Or is there something i'm missing?

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    Not on topic, but dylunio:
    With a src rpm, you could always just do:
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    rpm --rebuild unrar-3.5.4-1.2.fc4.src.rpm

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    Quote Originally Posted by lakerdonald
    Not on topic, but dylunio:
    With a src rpm, you could always just do:
    Code:
    rpm --rebuild unrar-3.5.4-1.2.fc4.src.rpm
    I've tried that many times on rpm distro's and they never worked though I've never tried redhat/fedora which might be different.

    So try installing as lakerdonald has suggested with
    Code:
    rpm --rebuild unrar-3.5.4-1.2.fc4.src.rpm
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    The command to rebuild RPMs is
    Code:
    rpmbuild --rebuild whatever.src.rpm
    But I recommend that you add either the Livna or the FreshRPMS/Dries repositories (but not both) and just install it with
    Code:
    yum install unrar

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    Quote Originally Posted by dylunio
    Quote Originally Posted by lakerdonald
    Not on topic, but dylunio:
    With a src rpm, you could always just do:
    Code:
    rpm --rebuild unrar-3.5.4-1.2.fc4.src.rpm
    I've tried that many times on rpm distro's and they never worked though I've never tried redhat/fedora which might be different.

    So try installing as lakerdonald has suggested with
    Code:
    rpm --rebuild unrar-3.5.4-1.2.fc4.src.rpm
    That's because you need to have the rpmbuild package installed.

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