checkinstall

Dagmar d'Surreal dagmar.wants at nospam.com
Wed Jul 16 07:45:09 PDT 2003


On Tue, 2003-07-15 at 12:35, Leho wrote:
> I want to use my custom build Linux (CVS 2003.06.03) with Slackware 
> pakage management.
> 
> checinstall results:
> 
> WARNING: pkgtools are unstable with tar > 1.13.
>           You should provide a "tar-1.13" in your $PATH.
> Cannot install linux-2.4.21-i386-1.tgz: package does not end in .tgz
> 
> 
> But I want to use tar-1.13.25. Is it possible? How?

You make the version of tar it wants named tar-1.13 (ideally, this will
be tar-1.33) and then you make the version you want to use named just
plain tar.

The warning is not an idle one.  pkgtools _will_ screw up if you attempt
to use it with tar-1.13.25, so you do need both versions of tar
installed.

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