Hey Guys i got a little problem.
Im really new to this whole packaging system as is just switched over to Arch from Ubuntu.
So here is my actual Question. I got a source package which is a rpm Package. So far so good. Installed
rpm2targz from AUR. Now I got the binary files but what do i actually have to do now ? Can someone please show me the right way on how to compile this correctly on Arch ?
Here is the actual source.
Last edited by Bifrosst (2014-07-16 09:14:48)
I'd say your next step is to find an alternative program. There's no way this is going to work:
1) It's written for KDE3 and requires the KDE3 libraries to run. KDE4 was released over six years ago, and KDE5 is about to come out soon.
2) Without source code (specifically, a Makefile) there's really no way to guarantee that all files get installed to the proper place.
3) Even if it were a generic 32-bit build, if you're running a 64-bit system it would just mean a lot more hassle to install it. As it is, though, it's apparently compiled for an architecture Arch doesn't support, and which has been obsolete for a decade or so.
4) Finally, the last release was a beta from 2002, which means that this project has been effectively dead for 12 years.
You don't need rpm2targz. Pacman/makepkg uses bsdtar/libarchive, which will extract RPMs just fine.
It's much better to grab the actual source and build it yourself instead of using pre-built binaries. Is this a proprietary, closed source program? If it is, you'll have to manually install the files to the correct place.
Really Thanks guys I appreciate your answers i will look deeper if i can find the Source of the RPM.
EDIT: Edited the first post. Now I got the actual source of the program.
Last edited by Bifrosst (2014-07-16 09:16:07)
I'm curious why you're posting the files on filebeam.com, instead of linking to the actual project?
Just a habbit from other Forums ^^