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Re: Re[4]: [opensuse] How do I do this with zypper?
  • From: "Greg Freemyer" <greg.freemyer@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 2 Jan 2009 11:19:42 -0500
  • Message-id: <87f94c370901020819i5d86c3dcv9ea6df9173427d@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
On Fri, Jan 2, 2009 at 10:22 AM, Christian <christian08@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

On 2009-01-02 at 07:43 Teruel de Campo MD wrote:

On Fri, 2009-01-02 at 15:26 +0100, Christian wrote:
OK, but i dont want to create my own packages. When i download an
application and want to compile it some dependencies are needed. For
example, in Debian I type:
apt-get build-dep application
Many thanks,


What I do is the following

1. Open the readme file :)

2. Open yast/software manager and download the dependencies. If they are
not there (rare) then I build them from source

3. $./configure

4. $make

5. #checkinstall.
That creates an rpm to be use only in you system or in a very similar
6. install the rpm

Note: the rpm vs make install imho has the advantage that is easier to

Many thanks for that info.
Two questoins here:
Why $make and not just make?
Isn't it possible to download the dependencies from the command line if I
want to? I can use yast no problems but was just curious.
Many thanks,

Don't give up too quickly on the build service. You can create
personal projects as well as public projects.

See the tutorial:

If you get proficient with it, you should be able to use the one set
of tools for various distros you happen to be working with.

ie. You tell the service to make you a OS 11.1 64-bit version, or a OS
10.3 32-bit version, etc.

Or a you can build for Fedora, Debian, Ubuntu, etc.

I believe the build service was used to build the whole OS 11.1
release so it has become extremely functional.

Greg Freemyer
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