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    Default Making a RPM from compiled source

    I need help remembering the name of a utility I used last time I had SUSE linux installed (a couple of years ago).

    When I first started using linux, I tried to install everything from RPMs. I quickly got to a dependency hell and reinstalled SUSE in frustration. Next, I learned to compile the software I needed and it worked well until I started forgetting what I had installed because my software didn't register in yast.

    Finally, I found a perfect solution. Basically, I would follow the initial steps for compiling a source:
    ./configure
    make

    Then, instead of "make install", I would use this utility I'm now looking for to make a RPM, and then I would install the RPM with yast. The only downside was that the name of the utility, and and thus the command I needed to type instead of "make install", was rather long. Any ideas?

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    Default Re: Making a RPM from compiled source

    Quote Originally Posted by Nameless_One View Post
    I need help remembering the name of a utility I used last time I had SUSE linux installed (a couple of years ago).

    When I first started using linux, I tried to install everything from RPMs. I quickly got to a dependency hell and reinstalled SUSE in frustration. Next, I learned to compile the software I needed and it worked well until I started forgetting what I had installed because my software didn't register in yast.

    Finally, I found a perfect solution. Basically, I would follow the initial steps for compiling a source:
    ./configure
    make

    Then, instead of "make install", I would use this utility I'm now looking for to make a RPM, and then I would install the RPM with yast. The only downside was that the name of the utility, and and thus the command I needed to type instead of "make install", was rather long. Any ideas?
    checkinstall
    People who do not break things first will never learn to create anything

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    Default Re: Making a RPM from compiled source

    Quote Originally Posted by conram View Post
    checkinstall
    Thanks an awesome lot!!!

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    Default Re: Making a RPM from compiled source

    You're welcome
    People who do not break things first will never learn to create anything

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