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Old 03-14-2005, 07:56 PM   #1
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What is RPMS and SRPMS?


i'm looking for YUM repositories that works with RHEL 4 AS.. and found this...

http://yum.ourlinux.net/redhat/AS/4/i386/


they have RPMS and SRPMS.. what's the difference?
 
Old 03-14-2005, 08:01 PM   #2
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RPMS are binary packages, that contain a program to install on your system. SRPMS are source rpms that can be built into rpms, or used by developers for various purposes. When installing packages on your system, you need to install RPMS.
 
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ahh makes sense.. thank you.. now to make YUM work on RH.. which is nearly impossible
 
Old 03-15-2005, 07:59 AM   #4
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Whats the problem with YUM?
 
Old 03-15-2005, 02:10 PM   #5
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YUM only updates 4.. while rh's up2date found 29 apps to update.. i used Dag's and Dries' repository.. refer to this post pls =)


http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...hreadid=301757
 
Old 03-15-2005, 02:17 PM   #6
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thats weird isn't up2date a yum frontend? Last time I used red hat up2date used yum. Have they changed this? Just curios.
 
Old 03-15-2005, 03:54 PM   #7
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I thought the same thing, but apparently they can use the same repositories but are not necessarily the same thing. Anyway, that happens sometimes when mirrors are not fully synced, sometimes waiting for a few hours and using up2date again will update your system ok.
 
  


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