[lokisetup] RPM support??

Stephane Peter megastep at megastep.org
Thu Jul 29 19:13:38 EDT 2004

The RPM support is almost obsolete... This code has not been touched in  
years and probably doesn't work well with recent versions of RPM 4.

In theory we are able to extract RPM archives manually on non-rpm  
systems but still need to link with the RPM library so we are able to  
skip the headers (the rest is  a compressed cpio archive).

I'm not surprised it wouldn't compile on a modern system. I welcome any  
patches but I doubt this support is really useful these days...

On Jul 29, 2004, at 4:05 PM, Derek R. Gaston wrote:

> Has anyone tried using the RPM support lately??  I can't quite get it  
> to compile.
> I am running configure like:
> ./configure --enable-bzip2 --enable-rpm4
> I'm on a standard Redhat9 install (with EVERYTHING installed) and I'm  
> getting this error when running "make":
> ------------------------------------
> gcc  -o setup log.o install_log.o detect.o plugins.o network.o  
> install.o copy.o file.o loki_launchurl.o main.o  console_ui.o  
> dialog_ui.o plugins/libplugins.a  dialog/libdialog.a  
> /home/drgasto/projects/sntools/poly_wanna_cracker/sntools/installer/ 
> sntools_install/loki_src/loki_setup/../loki_setupdb/x86/libsetupdb.a   
> -L/usr/local/lib -lutil  /usr/lib/libxml.a -Wl,-Bstatic -lrpm -lrpmio  
> -lrpmdb -ldb1 -ldb-3.1 -lpopt -Wl,-Bstatic -lbz2 -lz -lm  -lncurses  
> -lgpm -Wl,-Bdynamic
> /usr/bin/ld: cannot find -ldb1
> collect2: ld returned 1 exit status
> gmake: *** [setup] Error 1
> ------------------------------------
> I have checked for libdb1 with:
> ------------------------
> bash-2.05b$ locate libdb1
> /usr/lib/libdb1.so.2
> ---------------------
> And it appears to be there - so why can't the linker find it?
> Further - is there any chance of this working on any other platforms  
> besides linux?  I noticed that libdb1 is actually installed using a  
> gnome package - which doesn't give me very much hope (I have to use  
> this on AIX, IRIX, DEC and Solaris).
> Anyone out there wanna help?
> Thanks!
> Derek
Stéphane Peter
megastep at megastep.org

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