Perl Tk on Redhat 8.0
gcross at alphalink.com.au
Tue Oct 8 09:13:00 CDT 2002
On Tue, 8 Oct 2002 09:35 pm, Greg wrote:
> Thanks for your suggestion. The following files exist in SOURCES and SPECS,
> but the RPM, SRPM and SOURCES directories are empty.
> [root at Workstation SOURCES]# ls
> perl-Tk-man_section.patch perl-Tk-paths.patch
> perl-Tk-misc.patch Tk-800.024.tar.gz
> [root at Workstation SOURCES]#
> [root at Workstation SPECS]# ls
> [root at Workstation SPECS]#
> I am trying to install Perl-Tk on Redhat 8.0. I downloaded
> perl-Tk-800.024-1.src.rpm from rpmfind.net but it fails to install as per
> >below. The graphical installer also bails midway through an attempted
> > install with no message. any help appreciated
RPM packages come in two flavours: the common binary RPM (which you install
with a "rpm -ivh" command) and a source RPM, which contains the original
source, patches for your Red Hat/Mandrake/SuSe distribution and a SPEC file
which has all the information on how to build the binary RPM package(s).
You have tried to install a source RPM rather than a binary RPM, so you have
to build the binary RPM(s) from the spec file and sources.
>From memory, it's something like:
rpm -bb SPECS/perl-Tk.spec
You should then end up with at least one RPM in the /usr/src/redhat/RPMS
directory, which you then install with the usual rpm -ivh command.
If you can't get it working and it's on a laptop, bring it to the meeting
tomorrow night and I will give you a hand with it.
 Have a read of the rpm manpage for the precise details and options
Graeme Cross <gcross at alphalink.com.au>
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