hostap on SuSE 9.0

Pavel Roskin proski
Tue Dec 16 22:25:11 PST 2003

On Tue, 16 Dec 2003, Mark G. Spencer wrote:

> I got the latest three hostap archives and tried to run "rpm --rebuild
> hostap*.src.rpm" and got the following message:
> "--rebuild: unknown option"

Sorry, I meant "rpmbuild", not "rpm".  "rpm" used to understand
"--rebuild" in older versions of Red Hat.

> I then realized you meant to download hostap RPM source, not hostap
> source?  I haven't found a hostap RPM for SuSE 9.0.

If you rebuild the source, the distribution version shouldn't be a big
problem.  There may be some differences in the macros used in the *.spec
file, but they shouldn't be hard to fix. only lists RPMs for Mandrake.  I could fix it for other
distributions, but I'm afraid I'll be overwhelmed by questions and bug
reports if I start making RPM packages.

I hope somebody is making portable RPM packages already.  I just wanted to
tell you that it's better to recompile RPM packages (provided that you
already have the sources) and give you a simple way how to check if the
modules are installed correctly.

> Any ideas on what is going on here?  This is really frustrating trying
> to decipher all the error messages .. I'm following recommendations in
> the error messages as best I can, and everything still blows up.  I
> guess I'll get a beer, burn incense, and listen to soothing ocean
> sounds.  ;)

If you report errors like that, nobody will help you.  Recommended

Pavel Roskin

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