View Full Version : Which RPM

24th July 2004, 06:24 AM
As a general thing, since a lot of apps dont have specific FC2 rpms available yet, is RH9 a decent choice?

24th July 2004, 06:44 AM
If I dont have any other choice I sometimes will install RH9 rpms...I haven't had any problems in doing so...and a couple of times the next time I ran yum update the packages were updated to FC packages...so I guess you can do it at your own risk...:)

24th July 2004, 10:31 AM
If there's no FC2 RPM available yet, I simply go backwards in release order of the distro until I find one that works (so that would be FC1, RH9, RH8.0, RH7.3, RH7.2 - I wouldn't bother with anything older than 7.2 though).

If none of them work, then get the .src.rpm file and - assuming you have all the build tools installed - "rpmbuild --rebuild file.src.rpm" might pop out a nice shiny binary RPM for FC2 for you (buried somewhere obscure like /usr/src/redhat/RPMS/i386).

I actually did the rpmbuild trick to get Thunderbird 0.5 working on Red Hat 8.0 using the .src.rpm that's out there. Couldn't pull the same trick with the 0.6 src.rpm though :( And, no, there's no 0.7 RPMs of any description (binary/source) available for RH/FC !!

24th July 2004, 11:00 AM
Which apps in particular are you looking for???

I have found an FC2 rpm for damn near everything out there.....

here are some links....






i have also upgraded software such as Pan, Licq, k3b, etc....by just going to their homesite
and downloading the FC2 RPM.

24th July 2004, 11:18 AM
It's more a question of what packages are required than which release it was built for. See this thread (http://fedoraforum.org/forum/showthread.php?t=18150)

24th July 2004, 01:52 PM
Lots of good advice. Thanks guys

24th July 2004, 02:12 PM
well I don't know what specific RPM/program you mean... anyone should work. it's same Linux as RHL9 (but FC2 is better) - things that will not work are kernel modules designed for 2.4.x line... any other thing will work on FC2... +/- 1% of unmaintained software that compiles only against ancient libraries but this can be done too on Fedora. but needs more tweaking around...

as for recompiling RHL9's RPMS keep in mind that it is quite different system (RHL9 <> FC2) some of dependent things are named different. some tweaking of spec files will do that...