james at westexe.demon.co.uk
Sat Jan 8 23:48:26 UTC 2005
> I don't pretend to be an expert; I've used Fedora for about a year now,
> and am on the third release. When I wanted to install an application
> that did not yet have an FC3 build, I first tried to work with the FC2
> build. It seg-faulted every time I tried to so much as load it. (It was
> GRAMPS, the genealogy system, which right now doesn't have an FC3
> build.) So I grabbed the tarball and ran the usual scripts (./configure
> && make && make install). And it worked, and continues to work.
> RPM's are fine--*if* they are built for your specific kernel and desktop
> environment or are at least within reasonable tolerances. If they
> aren't, the applications seg-fault away every time you try to load them
> or do anything significant with them.
Building from the original source should work, at least if you have the
right *-devel RPMs installed.
So should rebuilding the RPM from the source RPMs (SRPM), if they are
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