Installing rdiff-backup on RedHat 7.2
Sun, 07 Apr 2002 12:11:35 -0700
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>>>>> "TH" == Trevor Harmon <firstname.lastname@example.org>
>>>>> wrote the following on Sun, 7 Apr 2002 19:34:38 +0900
TH> Ah, thanks for the tip. I should have guessed that, since RedHat
TH> has a history of doing that - gcc3, for example.
TH> Unfortunately, only a python2.1 RPM is availble from
TH> rpmfind.net. Does rdiff-backup really require 2.2, or can it be
TH> run under 2.1? And do you know where I can find a 2.2 RPM?
Hmm, for some reason rpmfind doesn't seem to be offering up Rawhide
packages in response to searches. But they are still on the site, see
TH> Yes, but source RPMs are very expensive in terms of disk space
TH> (all the object files they create) and processing (the compile
TH> time). That's why I always prefer the binary RPMs - small and
I try to get binaries too, but if they don't work then src rpms aren't
much worse. Once you are done with the process the storage
requirements are the same, and often it much quicker to compile a
source rpm than to search for the exact right binary rpm.
TH> I don't think you need to go to all that trouble. Just a notice
TH> in a readme or on your website would be enough. Besides, RedHat
TH> 7.3 is coming out soon, and it will probably include Python 2.2.
Yes, I think 7.3 does include 2.2, but Redhat says they will not
package it under the "python" name until 8.x so they don't break
binary compatibility. But you are probably right - I just added a FAQ
on this issue and added a little note beside the RPMs. Hopefully that
will be enough.
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