> On Tue, 25 Jun 2002 15:24:40 +0100
> Waider <waider at waider.ie> blurted in message 3D187D28.5020508 at waider.ie:
>> > Liam Bedford wrote:
> > >
> > > rpm's dependencies are fine.. just use a front end which understands
> > > them.
> > Much as I love my little redhat boxes, I do occasionally get irritated
> > at bells-and-whistles dependancies that RedHat produce in their
> > to cater to everyone. Such as requiring postgres libs before you can
> > install XEmacs.
> that kind of thing annoys me.. but the only fix is for the user to compile
> from source, for the source to be hacked so it can split up more (like
> the php libs etc), or to live with it. And for the sake of being
> able to update my machine and not have a compiler on it, the last one
> seems like the easiest to me :)
Like Waider, I've often taken option (d):
Grab the SRPM, install it. Edit the .spec file to remove the
--with-foobar, change the Release: to add .kh1 and rpm -ba,
hack the Dependencies: lines as required and rpm -ba.
Gives me "customised" packages with fewer dependencies, with
the benefits of package management.
Maintained by the ILUG website team. The aim of Linux.ie is to
support and help commercial and private users of Linux in Ireland. You can
display ILUG news in your own webpages, read backend
information to find out how. Networking services kindly provided by HEAnet, server kindly donated by
Dell. Linux is a trademark of Linus Torvalds,
used with permission. No penguins were harmed in the production or maintenance
of this highly praised website. Looking for the
Indian Linux Users' Group? Try here. If you've read all this and aren't a lawyer: you should be!