[PyKDE] Re: PyQT on Mandrake 9.1 issues

Richard Jones richardjones at optushome.com.au
Mon Apr 7 12:59:01 BST 2003

On Mon, 7 Apr 2003 08:32 am, Richard Jones wrote:
> On Mon, 7 Apr 2003 08:11 am, Richard Jones wrote:
> > On Mon, 7 Apr 2003 08:02 am, Nigel Rowe wrote:
> > > The source RPM, contains the source (surprise), any patch files that
> > > are required and a spec file.  The spec file specifies how to patch,
> > > configure, build, install and package the resulting binaries and
> > > documentation.
> >
> > OK, where do I find one of these source RPMs? I can't find a reference to
> > them anywhere on the Mandrake website...
> Right, I think I figured this out. Some of the Mandrake mirrors have the
> SRPMS in their trees. After fetching qt3-3.1.1-13mdk.src.rpm, and running
> "rpm --rebuild qt3-3.1.1-13mdk.src.rpm", I hit <ctrl-C> just at the point
> when the compilation started (I couldn't find an rpm option to just unpack
> the SRPM into the RPMS dir). I cd'ed to the /usr/src/RPM directory where I
> edited the spec file as per the patch you supplied, and hand-decoded the
> base64'ed patch file (I'm working from the archived mailing list page at
> http://mats.gmd.de/pipermail/pykde/2003-April/004925.html) using the base64
> module (gotta love Python :) and cut-n-paste. I'm now running "rpm --bi
> qt3.spec" and have my fingers crossed :)

Actually, what I wanted to do was "rpm -bb qt3.spec" and then an rpm -Uvh on 
the generated RPMs. I'm all happy now :)


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