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Re: [SLE] how to make a RPM for Suse
On Tue, 2002-10-01 at 18:52, Florent BERANGER wrote:
> Hello,
> how to make an RPM for Suse (is there an how-to, exemple
> of spec file,..) ?
> Is there a contrib space ?

The easiest way is to use the checkinstall program (on the SuSE disks).
It creates a bare bones .spec file (an rpm build config file) and builds
rpms from source for you. It can even create Slackware tgz files and
Debian debs.

Other than that, I can recommend the book "Maximum RPM" which covers all
the gory details of the .spec file, pre/post/install/remove scripts,
dependencies, etc.

Best Regards,
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