[LON-CAPA-dev] Re: SuSE installation

Matthew Brian Hall lon-capa-dev@mail.lon-capa.org
Wed, 01 Sep 2004 17:00:23 -0400

Hi Martin, 

Martin Siegert writes: 

> Thanks, but I do not have read permission for the gnuplot-4.0.0-1.src.rpm
> file :-(


> And one more question: would it be possible to get a src.rpm for the
> LONCAPA-prerequisites rpm for Fedora? I'd like to rbuild it for SuSE.

Sure.  I've made a subdirectory off the earlier URL: 


It's really just a specfile and a readme.  Feel free to send any 
modifications you make back to me. 

>> Let me know if you need more info or have any questions.  If you modify 
>> things for the SUSE install we'd like to know about it. 
> I fully intend to do that - it'll make my live easier for future upgrades :-)
> Right now I simply changed distprobe to set $dist to fedora2 when it
> finds 9.1 in /etc/SuSE-release. That's a band-aid solution at best.
> Thus, it would be helpful to now which files would have to be changed
> so that distprobe could return something like suse9.1 (for simplicity
> right now I still want to treat it like fedora2 and look for differences
> later [like httpd.conf in /etc/httpd instead of /etc/httpd/conf]).
> I search for files that contain the the string 'fedora', but only found
> files that deal with CHECKRPMS (which I ignore for now, but basically
> I just have to replace "yum" with "you"). I also grep'd for "DIST", but
> could not quite figure out whether that is used anywhere other than
> loncom/build/Makefile. Can you enlighten me?

Nope, but Guy probably can :). 


Matthew Hall           hallmat3@msu.edu
LON-CAPA developer
Michigan State University