Is it possible to repackage tarballs as rpm's?
i have just installed qt 4 tarball with a view to installing kde 3.4 and its dependencies as rpm packages. the qt4 installation went fine (took ages, though), but when i clicked on arts to install it, the installer(i'm using rpmdrake) said that i needed to install qt :(.
i changed the PATH and PKG_CONFIG variables in .bashrc to that of the qt bin and lib directories, but arts doesn't seem to be able to 'realise' that qt even exists on my system.
is there any way that i can get an rpm package to be aware of where tarballs are installed because? alternatively, is there a way of somehow repackaging a tarball as a rpm? i'm sure there's a program which can achieve this, but i can't remember the name.
help is very much appreciated
Re: I also like checkinstall
i also noticed that it failed to work on occassion. the same as you, i noticed that if i ran "checkinstall -R", it would fail at the beginning. if i ran "make install", then ran "checkinstall -R", it would would work fine. i don't know why.
Originally Posted by oldcpu