[arch-general] RPM Question
jakob.gruber at gmail.com
Mon Oct 4 03:53:35 EDT 2010
On 10/03/2010 02:41 AM, Lew Wolfgang wrote:
> Hi Folks,
> New Arch user here. I really like it! Another Arch user recommended
> it to me after I started noticing quality issues with another of the
> main distributions.
> I'm currently working on a test install to see if Arch will function
> in a very restricted environment. So far I've successfully installed
> KDE and configured for a true IPv6 network. Yet to be done is support
> for Common Access Cards and their USB readers. I've been having
> issues with pcscd but I'm not ready to ask for help yet. I also tried
> fake-raid but gave up in favor of the much simpler JBOD (two disks)
> But I ran into a problem installing something called HBSS from
> McAfee. This is a package for Windows that is nothing more than a
> root-kit that allows remote administrators to set policy, remove/block
> programs, report versions, etc. Unfortunately management mandates
> that non-Windows systems also run it. So McAfee labored mightily and
> emitted a Java port of the Windows package that gives minimal
> reporting capabilities for Linux installs. 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?
> Thanks for a great distro, and your wiki is amazing! It's a little
> light on IPv6 info, but I might be able to help there later.
> Lew Wolfgang
I think nobody has mentioned rpmextract yet? Might be possible to use
that to create a native arch package.
AFAIK it's the usual solution when an application exists only in rpm form.
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