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RE: Tools CD and rpm's
Well, if we have an RPM, there might not be any gottcha's. But wait, you
sait SuSE... Hmm... Binary compatible? I've only used Makdrake and
I think Chris A. might of hit upon the right idea a while ago of installing
IRAF under it's own, unique userid.
Maybe John can document any problem's he encounters during the installation.
It used to be quite painfull, but maybe it's gotten better.
Anyhow, maybe this will help you John, maybe not:
http://www.linux-mandrake.com/en/howtos/mdk-rpm/, or http://www.rpm.org/.
I will get a list of software together and post it somewhere, and then I'll
take requests to add more. No saying this cannot be a multiple CD set
> -----Original Message-----
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> Sent: Thursday, June 06, 2002 4:50 PM
> To: email@example.com
> Cc: firstname.lastname@example.org
> Subject: Re: Tools CD and rpm's
> Quoting John McKendry <email@example.com>:
> > >
> > I'll raise my hand for this. I've installed the previous
> version of IRAF
> > about half a dozen times and have most of the gotchas
> figured out, I have
> > a new Mandrake system where I was planning to install it
> again, it has a
> > CD burner, etc. Never made an RPM, but how hard can it be?
> > I will get busy downloading the distribution files this
> evening. As I
> > recall, that can take quite a while.
> > John
> I would be very appreciative of a compilation CD, but even
> more, of a recipe
> about how to avoid the "gotchas" in getting IRAF up on my
> Linux system (SuSE
> 7.2, but have lot's of machines and could use a different
> distro if that
> helps). I use Starlink ("the UK's IRAF" which comes with a
> very nice CD +
> automatic installation process), but would like to become a
> bit more mainstream
> and use IRAF.
> Gary Billings