Category Archives: RPM

Some RPM related stuff I have learnt during my experiments while building RPM’s

openSUSE “Packaging Day II”

Ever had problems finding a package for your favorite application for your favorite distro? Are you an application developer or project contributor, and want to learn how to provide binary packages for all the popular distros (including openSUSE) automatically? Using … Continue reading

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qBittorrent v1.0.0 Release

qBittorrent is a Bittorrent client using C++ / libtorrent and a Qt4 Graphical User Interface. Its been under heavy development for a full year now and finally its maturing into one of the best torrent clients out there. I am … Continue reading

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My Mandriva 2006 Repository is Live

I have put together a collection of RPMS which I have built for various projects I am involved with or was required by me. You can access these RPMS for Mandriva 2006 by executing the foolowing commad on the shell. … Continue reading

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Tip for Obtaining Application Dependencies

To check what all libraries is an application linked to, run the ldd tool (available on most Unices): ldd /usr/bin/qbittorrentThis should return you a list of libraries like: linux-gate.so.1 => (0xffffe000) libtorrent.so.0 => /usr/lib/libtorrent.so.0 (0xb7e98000) libQtXml.so.4 => /usr/lib/qt4/lib/libQtXml.so.4 (0xb7e61000) libQtGui.so.4 … Continue reading

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CheckInstall to the Rescue

Ever built a Software which takes more than 8 hours to compile ? Well I had the opportunity to do so. I needed to build a project which was dependant on qt4.1.2 and there was no release for it being … Continue reading

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Cabextract

A program to extract Microsoft Cabinet files Cabinet (.CAB) files are a form of archive, which Microsoft use to distribute their software, and things like Windows Font Packs. The cabextract program unpacks these files. And why do I have this … Continue reading

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Customizing your RPM build environment

Ever built an RPM as root user? Have you wondered about the implications if something goes wrong in your RPM spec file? Building RPM’s as root is dangerous, because the binary files are installed on the system before being packaged, … Continue reading

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Importing a trusted key for RPM packages

Often when you download and install software from the internet as an RPM package, have you thought about how trust worthy the packge is? Most download sites if they are genuine, list along side their downloads a link to a … Continue reading

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