Now it seems very silly to ask such a simple question but I really don't know what to do with
the .src.rpm files for a package.
Now what I know is that these are the source files of the package and would get us rid of many dependencies as we will compile these on our system instead of the rpm's which are compiled on some default system.
I also know that we could use these .src.rpm files to build rpm's on our own system.
Also that we could get the tarballs of the package if I extract them.
But the information is in bits and pieces and I am not very clear of the concepts.So I am reading "Maximum RPM"
to understand in detail about the Red-Hat Package Management System. Now this would obviously take time which at present I do not have.I have to install a few files that are the .src.rpm files.
I can easily install from the rpm's and the tarballs but have no idea about the .src.rpm files. I mean this file is just in front of me which I want to install but I can't do anything
So, please could anyone give a short tutorial on installing from these source files.
I'll continue reading "Maximum RPM".
Thanx in anticipation,