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Re: [opensuse] new user - help with Pan Newsreader needed
  • From: Jos van Kan <vankan@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sun, 21 Jan 2007 17:40:48 +0100
  • Message-id: <45B39790.5060601@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
Steve Jeppesen wrote:
> On Sat, 20 Jan 2007 10:46:35 -0800
(snip)
>
> I've used source in the past for programs that don't have an rpm
> available so I've gotten used to the issues that come along with
> installing by source.
>
> That's the best thing about Linux - I run it or configure it the way I
> want to.
>
> If there is a rpm available for the version I want to run then yes I
> use that. Suppose I could learn how to create rpm's for those
> versions that are missing - will do if/when the time comes and it's
> needed.

You should use checkinstall instead of make install when installing from source.
That way you'll create an rpm-file yourself. (Well, nine times out of ten that
is... :-))

Regards,
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Jos van Kan registered Linux user #152704
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