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Old 11-06-2002, 04:08 PM   #1
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Question Rpm? Srpm? Cvs?


Maybe somone could fill me in on a few things...

What is the difference between RPM and SRPM packages?

What is a "CVS version"?



Thx,

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Old 11-06-2002, 04:13 PM   #2
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rpm = binary distribution
srpm = source rpm package (i.e. you need to compile it)
cvs = concurrent versions system. (online code editing, a way to get the very latest version of a system, but no guarentees it will compile.)
 
Old 11-06-2002, 05:56 PM   #3
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.rpm = files that should install nicely and you can run it straight away.
.srpm (or .src.rpm) = Almost as simple, but is actually the source files.
CVS = Somewhat more 'hardcore' than the others... sortof.
.tar.gz = Source code files, more common than the rpm source things.
.tar.bz2 = Same as above, but uses a different compresser... think difference between ZIP and RAR files?
 
Old 01-05-2004, 08:23 PM   #4
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how do you compile a source rpm?

thanks
 
Old 01-05-2004, 08:57 PM   #5
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i answered this the other day actually
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