[arch-general] RPM Question

Dan Vrátil vratil at progdansoft.com
Sun Oct 3 14:11:49 EDT 2010

On Sun, 03 Oct 2010 09:00:08 -0700, Lew Wolfgang
<wolfgang at sweet-haven.com> wrote:
> On 10/02/2010 06:10 PM, Steven Susbauer wrote:
>> On 10/2/2010 7:41 PM, Lew Wolfgang wrote:
>>> It works on all the major distros but fails to install
>>> on Arch due to an RPM dependency. Their install script just fails saying
>>> it can't find rpm. The script contains much ugliness and is McAfee
>>> proprietary, so I doubt hacking it will be productive.
>>> So the question is: can Arch be configured/tricked into an rpm install?
>> Does their installer actually require use rpm to install, or just wants rpm to be > there? Most distros allow you to install rpm, Arch is no different except it is in > aur:
>> aur/rpm 5.2.1-1 (153)
>>     The RedHat Package Manager.  Don't use it instead of Arch's 'pacman'.
>> If it actually uses rpm for the process, this is probably not the solution. Two > package managers at once is not a good thing.
> I spent some time last night pulling the .sh file apart.  It's a
> script that unzips a binary that unpacks two rpm files (9-MB), one
> 32-bit ELF program (8.9-MB), two cryptographic keys and an xml file. 
> The script then calls rpm to install the two rpm files, which contain
> tons of 32-bit system libraries.  These libraries have the same names
> as regular system libs, like libc, libm, libresolv and libcrypt.  This
> all makes me very nervous!  Arch not using rpm may be a blessing in
> disguise, I'm going to see if I can get a waiver to not install this
> McAfee root-kit.
> Thanks for the help,
> Lew

What about setting up a simple tiny chroot just for this application?

Dan Vrátil
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