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Convert tars to rpms with ease

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I need help... I am a newbie on binaries... how can I convert my realtek HD drivers (currently in tar.bz2 format) to rpm? if someone can teach me how to install it, that would be great

 

 

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I need help... I am a newbie on binaries... how can I convert my realtek HD drivers (currently in tar.bz2 format) to rpm? if someone can teach me how to install it, that would be great

 

 

You don't need to convert them to RPMs. You can compile from source and install. Do you know if your tarballs (tar.bz2) contain the source code for your drivers?

 

Sometimes they are already packaged and ready to go. You should unpack the archive (tarball, tbz) and take a look for a readme file. There may also be an install.sh. Right click the package and open with archive manager then you can see what it is that you have got..

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This may be a dumb question, but anyway… What makes you think you need those drivers? I guess those are sound drivers; don't you have sound already?

 

I ask because I have a motherboard with a realtek chip on it for sound, and the drivers CD for Windows does contain this Realtek HD thing. Still, sound is working great in Mandriva on this PC, without having to install anything.

 

Yves.

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You don't need it, and anyway such convertions are not recommended, unless you are a very experienced user.

You may well fall into what's described as "RPM hell": unresolved dependencies, replacement of existing files, breakage of shared libraries.

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