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Old 05-16-2005, 09:34 PM   #1
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different rpm types


I've noticed in rpm extensions a few naming differences.

1) What does it mean if "noarch" is in the extension?
2) What does it mean if "devel" is in the extension?
3) Im assuming that if "src" is in the extension then its a source file?
 
Old 05-17-2005, 12:30 AM   #2
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noarch implies that it has ben compiled for all architectures and distros

and devel containes development libraries
which contaions extra settings for that S/W

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Old 05-17-2005, 01:23 AM   #3
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A noarch rpm does not necessarily work on all distros (though it may by chance), but all architectures that are supported by the distro that created the rpm.
 
Old 05-17-2005, 02:55 AM   #4
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by all distro i meant to say that that distro should satisfy its dependency at least

and it is not compiled w.r.t to a specific distro

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