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    Redhat 8.0: Should I install only rpms or tar files or both?




    Did a clean install of RH 8.0 and I'm thinking: Should I only install RPMS? I've tried to update to the latest version of Mozilla and have had problems.

    Should I just install tar files, and then sometimes I've noticed problems with this as well and some conflicts with RPMS.

    Or is it a good idea if one fails, try to install the other?


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    Re:Redhat 8.0: Should I install only rpms or tar files or both?

    hello,
    i turn my tarballs into rpms with checkinstall - makes a source package inot an rpm, deb or slack tgz.

    homepage here

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    Re:Redhat 8.0: Should I install only rpms or tar files or both?

    Well many rpms have the needed .spec files and usually get generated when you do a make. So there are now several ways to make RPMS the best all around bet. Helps sys management alot, and removal of shit software even more simple.

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    Re:Redhat 8.0: Should I install only rpms or tar files or both?

    [quote author=pbharris link=board=7;threadid=6324;start=0#59670 date=1044813887]
    hello,
    i turn my tarballs into rpms with checkinstall - makes a source package inot an rpm, deb or slack tgz.

    homepage here
    [/quote]

    I take it you do this converstion after installing them, correct?


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    Re:Redhat 8.0: Should I install only rpms or tar files or both?

    ah - no
    after you do make
    then type checkinstall make install as user root and you should be prompted.

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    Re:Redhat 8.0: Should I install only rpms or tar files or both?

    apt4rpm.sourceforge.net

    This utility will remove all pains and problems associated with upgrading rpms. You have my personal promise.

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