Actually, what I'm trying to do is the following, may be you have an
advice for me:
I'm running RHEL-5, I found it the most stable and secure Distro that runs
smoothly almost all the high-end simulation and 3D applications that I'm
using intensively, the problem is that there are dozens of simple but
important applications/utilities that requires higher versions of glibc
and python, those that where supplied as rpm packages that requires newer
versions of the RPM to be installed!
So, I decided to build a custom system installation that satisfies all my
I manually forced upgrade glibc with a version that gives 2.6 and 2.7
without breaking the system dependencies, and I compiled python-2.7.2, and
now my system runs really great! and I can run those new applications
The only one thing that I'm suffering from is that I have to manually
extract and install them since they require higher signature of
fileDegist, payload and rpm compressing... for that I decided to upgrade
to RPM-5 to be able to install them regularly using the RPM Packager.
Any advices about that! are there an easy way to let the RPM source
compile both of the i686 and x86_64 bit.
What I'm confused about, is that the RPM has many dependencies, and I
don't know which one of them should be compiled for both i686 and x86_64
and which needs to only compile for x86_64.
On Mon, 08 Aug 2011 20:51:52 +0300, Jeff Johnson <email@example.com> wrote:
> On Aug 8, 2011, at 12:39 PM, Belal Salem wrote:
>> The repository you give to me is a good place to compare the versions I
>> have and to upgrade what needs upgrading.
>> Thanks for your time.
> NP. If you catch some annoyance, its not personal:
> I maintain both RPM5 and POPT and yours isn't the first
> report of build failures.
> The problem isn't simple: RPM uses POPT in easy that no other program
> E.g. POPT_ARGFLAG_TOGGLE adds the ability to set/clear a set of flags
> CLI options with both
> Since RPM is chock full of disablers (like --nodeps etc) which are
> to use POPT_ARGFLAG_TOGGLE in reasonable ways, well, the inability to
> POPT by distros in 3-4 years is, well, a tad bit disturbing.
> POPT is *NOT* a hard upgrade, nowhere near as complicated as upgrading
> RPM has become.
> Anyways holler at me (and ignore my mutterings) if you need help. I'll
> to get you fixed up no matter what …
> (aside to Robert Xu):
> Getting there just buried …
> 73 de Jeff
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