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Old 06-18-2003, 03:32 PM   #1
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Question src.rpm question


I am embarassed to ask this question but I've no other alternative... The answer is apparently so obvious that the documentation and Ultra RPM glaze right over it.

When trying to install a .src.rpm I get no complaints but the package doesn't show as installed according to rpm -q.

#rpm -ihvv ethereal-0.9.8-6.src.rpm

Does installing the .src simply set up the binaries of the rpm, so I need to run a "make?"

Thanks.

--nd
 
Old 06-19-2003, 03:47 AM   #2
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The answer isn't obvious, far from it. Unfortunately RPM is just arcane.

Try this:

rpmbuild -ba foo.src.rpm

Installing it will place the specs and sources in /usr/src/redhat/*
 
Old 06-19-2003, 07:28 AM   #3
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Also see "rpm --rebuild <package>.src.rpm".
"When invoked this way, rpm installs the named source pack_
age, and does a prep, compile and install. In addition,
--rebuild builds a new binary package. When the build has
completed, the build directory is removed (as in --clean)
and the the sources and spec file for the package are
removed."


Nothing "arcane" in that, just learning to deal with your system and read ing "man rpm".
 
Old 06-19-2003, 11:38 AM   #4
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rpm --rebuild is AFAIK deprecated in favour of rpmbuild.
 
Old 06-19-2003, 11:47 AM   #5
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Thank you very much, Mike. That did the trick beautifully.

--jag
 
Old 06-19-2003, 12:10 PM   #6
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No problem!
 
  


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