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Re: [opensuse-packaging] help getting started
  • From: David Bolt <bcrafhfr-cnpxntvat@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 13 Jun 2006 14:15:38 +0100
  • Message-id: <YmhErNZ6prjEFwie@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
On Wed, 7 Jun 2006, fblaise@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx wrote:-

>Hi all
>New to the packaging world. Would like to build a few packages, such as
>gnomebaker (yes, one exists, but what the hell :>), LAT and firestarter.

You'll have some fun building the firestarter rpm if you use the spec
file in the source archive as it relies on a couple of packages that
SUSE don't supply, namely libuser[0] and usermode[1]. You'll also want
libselinux-devel to build libuser, although libselinux doesn't appear to
be supplied by SUSE for 10.1.

I only had a go at building it because a friend had tried, couldn't
build it and asked if I could figure out why[2]. I ended up building it
on 10.0 64bit, as that is presently my main build machine. I've made a
few modifications to the firestarter.spec:
1, I added a firestarter.desktop file, and call
suse_update_desktop_files to install it in the menu structure;
2, I added a script so firestarter starts during the boot sequence[3];
3, I set up a link so rcfirestarter is available.

Since my friend has figured out why he couldn't build it, and has since
built and installed it, I no longer have any reason to do anything more
with it. However, I've dumped a copy of the source files, and the source
RPMs I build at:


[0] using the Fedora Core 4 source RPM from

[1] using the Fedora Core 4 source RPM from

[2] He was missing a gnome development library :|

[3] This hasn't been tested as yet, although it does appear to be
install properly.

David Bolt

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