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Old 12-07-2005, 07:12 PM   #1
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I want to give Linux a try. Decided to use Fedora for now, but there seems to be two types of downloads (and I was unable to find an explanation as to which one to get.)

One set has 'SRPMS' and the other does not. I am hoping to drop this install on a mid-range development box, monkey around with some networking stuff and then test out a basic web server environment. This is all for Dev.

Please advise what the difference is between these two types of files (or even a link that will point me to a place where redhat explains it would be appreciated.)

FC4-i386-SRPMS-disc1.iso 06-Jun-2005 22:58 612M
FC4-i386-SRPMS-disc2.iso 06-Jun-2005 22:59 612M
FC4-i386-SRPMS-disc3.iso 06-Jun-2005 23:00 612M
FC4-i386-SRPMS-disc4.iso 06-Jun-2005 23:01 612M
FC4-i386-disc1.iso 06-Jun-2005 22:54 635M
FC4-i386-disc2.iso 06-Jun-2005 22:55 638M
FC4-i386-disc3.iso 06-Jun-2005 22:56 638M
FC4-i386-disc4.iso 06-Jun-2005 22:57 630M
Old 12-07-2005, 07:21 PM   #2
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SRPMS are the Source RPMS. You don't necessarily need these.
Old 12-07-2005, 07:25 PM   #3
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Thanks. I'll grab the other ones then.


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