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Old 05-16-2005, 12:53 AM   #1
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Package Description


1. PackageName-devel-PackageVersion

2. PackageName -Noarch-PackageVersion

What is Devel and Noarch ?

and do it has more than this ?
 
Old 05-16-2005, 02:36 AM   #2
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What is Devel and Noarch ?
Devel likely means the package isn't considered stable by the maintainers. It could be a pre-release or cvs release meant for testing. Noarch is generally a source package that can be compiled.
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and do it has more than this ?
Does what have more than what?
 
Old 05-16-2005, 04:01 AM   #3
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Devel likely means the package isn't considered stable by the maintainers. It could be a pre-release or cvs release meant for testing. Noarch is generally a source package that can be compiled.
At first I 'm sorry for my English

Hi musicman_ace. Thanks for your answer.

but it seem wrong after I post this thread I look for these words (devel,noarch) meaning
in google and found that:


Devel

The "devel" packages for libraries include the stuff (like include
files) you need if you are going to write your own programs using the
libraries - or if you need to compile an application using them.

Basically, if you're not short on disk space, it won't hurt to have
them, and if you decide to install an application from source some time
in the future, you'll be happy not to have to hunt them down.
(for short it means app's header : poster)
from janne <jan moren lucs lu se>

Noarch

noarch is for rpms (I think it 's not just for rpm package : poster) that contain
no architecture specific programs. basically, it's for packages that will work
on x86, ppc, whatever with no problems and no binary executables (i.e. shell/perl scripts)

from Trey Gruel (drathos-suse_at_nightmoose.net)

Last edited by hus; 05-16-2005 at 04:03 AM.
 
Old 05-16-2005, 04:14 AM   #4
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^That's right. musicman_ace was doubly mistaken!
 
Old 05-16-2005, 10:23 AM   #5
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I hang my head in shame
 
Old 05-16-2005, 10:45 AM   #6
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Well, we can forgive you since you use gentoo and probably not accustomed to rpm based distros.
 
Old 05-16-2005, 12:59 PM   #7
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I used to be a redhat fan back in the days of 7.3. Valhalla was the greatest redhat of them all
 
  


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