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Old 10-24-2004, 03:12 PM   #1
xenithi
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cryptic info on precompiled package filenames


i was looking for gimp for my SuSE 9.0, part of what i saw goes like:

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gimp2-2.0.1-100.SuSE.ulb.1.src.rpm
gimp2-2.0pre2-100.SuSE.ulb.1.i586.rpm
gimp2-2.0pre2-100.SuSE.ulb.1.src.rpm
gimp2-2.0pre2-100.SuSE.ulb.2.i586.rpm
gimp2-2.0pre2-100.SuSE.ulb.2.src.rpm
gimp2-2.0pre3-100.SuSE.ulb.1.i586.rpm
gimp2-2.0pre3-100.SuSE.ulb.1.src.rpm
gimp2-2.0pre3-100.SuSE.ulb.2.i586.rpm
gimp2-2.0pre3-100.SuSE.ulb.2.src.rpm
gimp2-2.0pre4-100.SuSE.ulb.1.i586.rpm
gimp2-2.0pre4-100.SuSE.ulb.1.src.rpm
gimp2-2.0rc1-100.SuSE.ulb.1.i586.rpm
gimp2-devel-1.3.23-100.SuSE.ulb.1.i586.rpm
gimp2-devel-2.0.0-100.SuSE.ulb.1.i586.rpm
gimp2-devel-2.0.1-100.SuSE.ulb.1.i586.rpm
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now i know one of them's what i want. forgive my ignorance, but, i just don't know what all those words mean: what's the difference with pre, rc, and devel? what's ulb.1 and ulb.2? what's the difference between i586 and src?
 
Old 10-24-2004, 03:45 PM   #2
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Pre and rc are about GIMP version. Before the final is released there's a number of pre and rc (release candidate) versions. When an rc is decided to be good, it's renamed to the final version. In your case gimp2-2.0.1 is the newest one (it's stable version).
I don't know what's ulb.X (probably something specific to SuSE).
.i586.rpm is binary (you just install it), when .src.rpm is a source package (you need to compile it before installing).
-devel is a collection of extra files (headers and such things) needed when you want to compile a program using that one. If you just want to use a program, you don't need it.
 
  


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