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Building RPM Package on Mandrakelinux 10.1

I did it with the src.rpm package available at The RPM rebuild process is pretty similar to compiling from source but first we need to satisfy the dependencies (the fastest way is Mandrakelinux's urpmi):

  1. download the download Inkscape's src.rpm at
  2. urpmi gtk2-devel (Inkscape 0.41 needs gtk2-devel >= 2.4.0; use urpmi source "main" if you haven't got a CD/DVD with devel packages)
  3. urpmi libpng3 (libpng >= 1.2 is needed)
  4. now the libgc 6.4+ is needed. I didn't found or somewhat missed the Hans Boehm's gc package for mdk 10.1, so i downloaded and compiled it like this:
    ./configure --prefix=/usr

make su make install (in fact i used checkinstall instead of make install and then urpmi /usr/src/RPM/RPMS/i586/gc-6.4-1luc.i586.rpm)

  1. urpmi libxml2-devel
  2. urpmi libxslt-devel
  3. urpmi libsigc++2.0_0-devel (to be found at urpmi source "contrib")
  4. urpmi libgtkmm2.4_1-devel (also urpmi source "contrib")
  5. urpmi popt-devel (urpmi source "main")
  6. finally you can perform successfully: rpm -rebuild inkscape-0.41-1.src.rpm (the resulting RPM package will be probably stored as /usr/src/RPM/RPMS/i586/inkscape-0.41-1.i586.rpm according to your RPM settings)


Update by Chris Hill ubergeek at ubergeek dawt tv

I had some success with this method, but a couple issues: The RPM would die on build because of an 'unpacked file'. So I ended up adding this to the spec file in /usr/src/RPM/SPECS

%define _unpackaged_files_terminate_build 0

I had other dependencies that I could not resolve easily: is needed by inkscape-0.42-0
       perl(XML::XQL) is needed by inkscape-0.42-0
       perl(XML::XQL::DOM) is needed by inkscape-0.42-0

And I had indeed installed libgc, so I ended up installing with nodeps:

rpm -ivh --nodeps inkscape-0.42-0.i586.rpm

Seems to be working fine (its so fast!!), but I might be missing perl/python support.

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