|FROM ||Ruben Safir
|SUBJECT ||Subject: [NYLXS - HANGOUT] Re: rpm hell
|On Thu, 2006-06-08 at 23:59 -0400, jonathan wrote:
> yes, and pissed off at the media companies.
> am looking to become very involved in the Free Software Movement.
Well come see me at the NYLUG Wingfest and we'll talk.
Why are you mad at them this week?
I hope to see some friendly faces tomorrow night.
On Tue, 2006-06-06 at 09:30 -0400, Laurence Dukhovny wrote:
> "Wingfest" Vegetarian Style
> Everybody is welcome!
> Come join us for vegetarian Chinese food and green
> tea at the 'Vegetarian Dim Sum House' in the heart
> of New York's Chinatown. A great chance to hang out
> and meet Linux-minded people.
> Time/Date: 7:30pm
> Friday, June 9th, 2006
> 24 Pell Street, New York, NY 10013
> Trains: B,D to Grand Street
> N,Q,R,W,6,J,M,Z to Canal Street
> Buses: M6,M103,M9,M22,M1,M15,B51
> N,Q,R,W,6,J,M,Z -
> Walk East on Canal Street towards the Manhattan Bridge.
> Make a right on Mott Street. Walk past Baynard Street
> and make a left on Pell Street. The restaurant is on
> the left.
> B,D -
> Walk one block west to Bowery. Walk south down Bowery
> past Manhattan Bridge. Make a right on Pell Street.
> The restaurant is on the right.
> Ruben Safir wrote:
> > Are you alive?
> > Ruben
> > On Fri, 2002-08-16 at 01:26 -0400, jonathan wrote:
> >> the way around inconsistencies in the rpm database is to "force" install
> >> the appropriate rpm with the option to only update the database
> >> (--justdb). this will prevent dependency complaints. so, if you've built
> >> and installed a program upon which other rpms depend, and you get
> >> complaints when you try to install the dependent rpms either just
> >> "force" the installation (rpm -i --force) or
> >> "trick" the database into thinking the "needed" program is already
> >> installed with rpm -i --force --justdb. the later will
> >> update the rpm database and end the dependency complaints.
> >> rpm is limited, but not as bad as all that. the problem is that the
> >> documentation doesn't explain much about how to do the more complicated
> >> things.
> >> if you want to make an rpm package you can often get or find a "spec"
> >> file that will let you build packages the way you want them built, but
> >> it is a lot of trouble tracing down the dependencies...particularly so
> >> because often the "dependencies" dictated by the packager aren't
> >> carefully thought out. the "spec" file can usually be modified to
> >> correct this, but it may be more than you want to do.
> >> of course there isn't a problem with "home-compiled" programs. they all
> >> run perfectly well - many times much better than the packaged binaries.
> >> i do suggest that, if you're using redhat, you install the "home
> >> compiled" packages with --prefix=/usr/local.