Making rpms after the fact

Michael L Torrie torriem at
Wed Apr 6 09:37:54 MDT 2005

On Wed, 2005-04-06 at 00:20 -0600, Daniel Timpson wrote:
> So I'm running NLD (Novell Linux Desktop) and by default it doesn't
> come with Quanta, a very good editor for web stuff.  I decided to go
> ahead and compile it from scratch.   Over an hour later, voila Quanta
> was installed.  Is there any way to make an RPM from the binaries that
> I just got done compiling?  Or do I have to create a SPEC file and
> rebuild Quanta again with rpmbuild?  Thoughts?  Suggestions?

I'd grab the  Quanta SRPM from fedora or some other distro (avoid
mandrake -- it has incompatible macros in the spec files) and rebuild it
on the NLD system.  


> Thanks,
> Dan
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