make installed rpm

Kim Holburn kim.holburn at
Mon Jan 7 11:27:24 EST 2002

Hi Guys,

Perhaps someone can give me some advice about this.  I want to compile a program and rather than do a "make install" and just install it I want to create an rpm and then install the rpm.  How do I do that?

In other words, rather than have the "make install" command splatter files all over the place I want the install to be controlled by the rpm system/database.  So I can check before installing if it's going to clobber things it shouldn't, so I can easily uninstall if necessary and so I can easily install it on other systems.  

Is there a simple way of doing this?  If it's an RTFM, which manual?

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