RPMs and Activity bundles

Paul Fox pgf at foxharp.boston.ma.us
Wed Apr 9 09:01:25 EDT 2008

benjamin m. schwartz wrote:
 > I am trying to construct an activity that is simple, but depends on a
 > Fedora 7 RPM that is not installed by default.  The security system
 > prevents my activity from installing any RPMs, as it should.  However, I
 > would like to include this software within my Activity bundle.
 > Given an RPM, what do I need to do to install it in a path inside my
 > bundle?  What do I need to do to use it once it is installed in this path?

do you need the whole thing?

i've been side-stepping this issue in my activity so far by
bursting the rpm before packaging the activity, and zipping the
piece-parts i need along with the rest of my stuff.  (the
"pieces" in my case are simply a couple of runtime libraries that
aren't in the build.)

depending on the rpm, and how you're using it, this may or may
not work.

 paul fox, pgf at foxharp.boston.ma.us (arlington, ma, where it's 38.5 degrees)

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