I am working on Learning Packaging, so - I am here. Digging up an old thread since I believe this is the best place to start - I think . . .
I have installed pclos 2010 Phoenix on an old Desktop - so if I trash the install it is not a big deal on this machine. I will post "baby steps" since I do not want to post a bunch of stuff in one post, which I may need to start a new topic.
I have installed pkgutils for thunar, and it seems to have worked fine. What I am asking about is . . .
Utility Three: Install Dependencies
This is available through the right click menu.
Right click on your spec file and choose this option to install the dependencies. Apt-get is used via a terminal session to do this. When asked for your root password, give it. You will be asked if you want to do an update, type <y> for yes and <enter>. When you are asked if you want to save the installed list, type <y> and <enter>. A file will be created which you can use later to clean up your system.
* If you are presented with a message about dependency mismatch(es) and asked if you want to continue, type <n> <enter>. You'll need to check your BuildRequires: and Requires: against what is available in Synaptic. You may need to package an update for a dependency or adjust your spec. - Example: change app to libapp
I used the GUI to navigate to the spec file. When I right click on the Spec file I do not get the option to "install dependencies". Am I going about this incorrectly? Should I simply install the dependencies through Synaptic? I do not have any SRPM to use (yes I checked all the links recommended by Texstar). I did find an older version for fedora though that I am attempting to edit so I can use the updated source code (following PCLinuxOS Standards - the best I can so far while learning).
Appreciate any help and/or redirection to my first on probably many questions.