Newbie qusetion source and binary
Ok, this is something I have been meaning to ask for quite some time, but I never have.
What I was wondering is if someone call tell me the difference between a source package and a binary packet? For instance, when I sometimes download a RPM, I have the option of downloading the 'src' version of the RPM.
Also, sometimes when I download a tarball, I have the option of downloading it as source or as a binary.
Can someone explain the difference to me and why I would want one or the other?
Thank you very much.