On Fri, Feb 27, 2009 at 9:51 AM, Lanny Marcus <lmmailinglists at gmail.com> wrote: > Two quick and simple questions; I want to install the "WinPower" > software for my new UPS. On their web site, they have a tar.gz file > available for download. I know the reasons for staying with RPM, if at > all possible. I've Googled and Yahood for ""WinPower"+RPM+Linux and > get hits, but no obvious RPM. I tried "yum install winpower" and the > response was "no package winpower available" (rpmforge is one of the > yum repositories I use, so it's not there, with that name). > I read the documentation, again, very slowly..... Their default configuration is not set up to Shutdown the box the UPS is connected to. Once I changed the configuration, the test went perfectly. :-) This wasn't the SW for me to try to "roll my own" RPM with, since the Source code wasn't available to me, etc. Thanks to everyone who replied, I have a lot more understanding about how the SW for your UPS is configured (and why) and a little understanding of what packaging SW involves. Much appreciated!