Tag Archives: rpm

Resolving openSUSE repository digest checksum errors

One day I started seeing a digest checksum error on a repository that had been working. The fix was easy, however. Advertisements

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Searching for software

Where I look for software, in order of preference. …

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RPM package management tips

Tips and tricks on package management for RPM based distributions.

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Creating RPMs from Debian packages with alien

Alien converts a Debian package into a standard RPM package from source code and installs it using your distribution’s standard package management utilities. While distribution-specific packages from trustworthy repositories or compiling from source are to be preferred, alien gives you … Continue reading

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Creating packages from source with checkinstall

Checkinstall creates a Debian, RPM, or Slackware package from source code and installs it using your distribution’s standard package management utilities. While distribution-specific packages from trustworthy repositories are to be preferred, checkinstall allows you to make your own packages when … Continue reading

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