Jim's RPM hint

Jim Gifford lfs at jg555.com
Wed Jan 25 16:24:19 PST 2006

Michael J. Hammel wrote:
> Jim:  I'm looking at using your RPM hint as a basis for building a
> complete RPM based distro after booting the target.  This may be an
> uphill battle, but I thought I'd try.  It would be easier to use RPM to
> manage the distribution than releasing giant tarballs of the root fs.
> Anyway, I got all the prerequisites built in the temporary tools phase
> except for RPM itself.  I grabbed 4.4.2 from the jbj.org web site and
> the two patches from LFS downloads.  However, the tarball for RPM seems
> to be missing the file/autogen.sh file, so the posix-1 patch fails.  
> I just wanted to check with you if you know if that patch should work
> with that particular tarball.  Maybe the tarball got changed or
> something?  Or maybe the patch was for a 4.4.2 tarball originally from
> another location?
    I haven't built that in a while, let me take a look.

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