Fixes and Comments
Checkinstall is STILL one of the best additions to
any Linux-guru's utility belt.
I write my own spec files now, but only for things I
hope to distribute in large quantity and require total
First comment: Perhaps a way to give Feedback,
without joining the email list. I'm already a member
of too many lists already.
Fix: rpmbuild is not a part of rpm and checkinstall
doesn't figure this out on my machines. I have to
change the script to us rpm instead of rpmbuild.
Suggestion: Have an option to "skip
/lib/modules/modules* files but instead add
"depmod" to the %post script. I have uninstalled
rpms and removed these files... DOH! Recovery
Suggestion: Check for files in a "lib" path and add
"ldconfig" to a %post script. Also could have an
option to Look for "*/lib/*" pathed files and add any
necessary paths to /etc/ld.so.conf before running
Suggestion: Add an option to provide your own
%post script, as some commands make changes to
pre-existing config files that you don't want tied to
Thanks! Keep up the greate work!
It is wonderful to have such a need filled! RPM's are
much nicer to maintain my systems' clenliness, it does
a great job! A little old, since I'm still using 1.3.2
mostly, but the two additions I've seen which should be
handled are thus:
*older rpm uses "archtype" instead of "target"
*Caldera uses /usr/src/OpenLinux so add OpenLinux
on line 627 (along with redhat RedHat rpm RPM)