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Old 04-12-2004, 02:17 PM   #1
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RPM with SRC

As such I am fairly new to Linux and attempting to install gnome-vfs-2.4.0-1ark.src.rpm. I came across a software called LinTar which seems to be WinZip type interface for Linux and requires gnome-vfs-2. I could get this gnome-vfs2 src.rpm on the net.

As such I am not that familiar with building and installing rpm from src. Can someone tell me the exact steps right from scratch how to install a software from a given src.rpm.

I could do so for .rpm packages, however not getting it correctly with .src.rpm

rpm --rebuild gnome-vfs-2.4.0-1ark.src.rpm gives 'No such file or directory'

rpmbuild does not exists. Also I am not sure if any specific dir structure is required for RPM. I have logged in as root and it's Red Hat 7.3.

Old 05-04-2004, 10:37 PM   #2
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why not get a binary rpm?


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