This is a discussion on Re: Trouble With Linux Compatibility - FreeBSD ; Drew Tomlinson writes: > Boris Samorodov wrote: >> Drew Tomlinson writes: >>> I am trying to install a linux rpm of Legato Networker Backup Client. >> >> It is not supposed to work (installing via rpm). You may try to ...
> Boris Samorodov wrote:
>> Drew Tomlinson
>>> I am trying to install a linux rpm of Legato Networker Backup Client.
>> It is not supposed to work (installing via rpm). You may try to do like
>> # cd $LINUX_BASE
>> # rpm2cpio -q < $directory_with_rpm_package/$rpm_package | cpio -id
>> Then find any new binary executable files and brandelf(1) them (only
>> executables, not libraries).
> Thank you! I think I have it working.
Good to know.
> Will have to test to be sure
> it's working OK. I'm just curious...in two guides, written in 2006, I
> found on the net use rpm to install. Did this change recently?
Seems that it has changed two years ago when I began to maintain
linux ports. ;-) The problem was that rpm used it's own database
of installed files/packages. The native FreeBSD database was used
as well. It was a nightmare to keep then in sync. One of them
should die. Guess which one? ;-)
BTW, what about creating patches/followups/etc to those guides you
>> Well, a better way may be to create a port. You'll get at least a clean
>> deinstall possibility then. And use send-pr(1). ;-)
> Yes, I tried creating a port once before for a new version of bacula
> client. However I could never get it to work. That was a few years
> ago. Maybe I need to try again.
Boris Samorodov (bsam)
Research Engineer, http://www.ipt.ru Telephone & Internet SP
FreeBSD committer, http://www.FreeBSD.org The Power To Serve
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