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Date:      Mon, 29 Dec 2003 19:45:51 +0200
From:      Gilad Rom <>
To:        Frederick Thomas <>
Subject:   Re: trouble installing rpm-4.0.4.tar.gz
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Shalom Frederick,

Why not use ports?
Try to cd to /usr/ports/archivers/rpm and type 'make install'.
That should do the trick. (Although the ported version of RPM is not
of the 4.x branch).

Could you possibly send a longer description of the problem? ("not able 
to ./configure") is not a very clear description...


Frederick Thomas wrote:
> shalom,
>       I have a question which I hope that you can help me with. I just tried to intstall 
> rpm-4.0.4.tar.gz on my system[freebsd 4.8] and have not been able to get it to 
> ./configure let alone make. Is there a special dir, ( /usr/compat/linux?), or dependencies
> that are required to compile the tarball? My main reason for trying top install a package
> manager is that I've had problems with gmetadom[lastest] and various other tarballs with
> limited success. I am attempting to teach myself about unix and could just use a pointer
> in the right direction. Thank you for your time...
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