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Old 05-23-2006, 05:04 AM   #1
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Dear Friend ,

Using Lnux I have seen two or more Pacakage Like RPM , BINARIES ,SRC , SOURCE CODE . But I don't understand their difference . Can any one plz help me to say what is tha basic
difference between them .

Thx.....
 
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Old 05-23-2006, 03:40 PM   #3
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Dear Friend ,

Using Lnux I have seen two or more Pacakage Like RPM , BINARIES ,SRC , SOURCE CODE . But I don't understand their difference . Can any one plz help me to say what is tha basic
difference between them .

Thx.....

RPM = "Red hat Package Management" .rpm files - These file are capable to install package to specific location automatically just u have to double click on its icon in gui. And rest will be done automatically

(Whole of the package is packed into a single rpm package file)Most popular method to distribute installable packages by RED HAT.

Binary - Mostly executable one, just trigger it. I think the most of the packages wont come in this shape.

SRC - It has a actual source code of a product. U can modify it as per your choice (if u hv programming skills) U have to compile it at your end, to make binaries etc. and then install it. U should have programming tools/libraries installed on ur system for compiling the src files.



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