LinuxQuestions.org
Welcome to the most active Linux Forum on the web.
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Newbie
User Name
Password
Linux - Newbie This Linux forum is for members that are new to Linux.
Just starting out and have a question? If it is not in the man pages or the how-to's this is the place!

Notices


Reply
  Search this Thread
Old 01-05-2011, 02:16 PM   #1
radwa
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Mar 2010
Posts: 20

Rep: Reputation: 0
Using src.rpm


Hello
I was looking around for a podcast program to work on fedora and found 'audacity' in the following link under src.rpm so I downloaded it to my computer, but I am not sure what to do now because double-clicking on the folder doesn't do anything. This is the first time for me to use src.rpm and searching through the internet to understand how to handle it, no body spoke in clear plain English!
Thanks a lot and definitely llinux from now on
 
Old 01-05-2011, 02:30 PM   #2
EricTRA
LQ Guru
 
Registered: May 2009
Location: Gibraltar, Gibraltar
Distribution: Fedora 20 with Awesome WM
Posts: 6,805
Blog Entries: 1

Rep: Reputation: 1295Reputation: 1295Reputation: 1295Reputation: 1295Reputation: 1295Reputation: 1295Reputation: 1295Reputation: 1295Reputation: 1295
Hello,

What you downloaded is the source code for the program you wanted. It's advised to use your package manager (yum) to install packages if they are available from the repositories and only use sources in special cases, for example if not available from repos or if you need special features that need to be indicated at compile time.

I don't use Fedora myself but some Googling indicated the following:
First you'll need to add RPM Fusion to the repos like this:
Code:
su -c 'rpm -Uvh http://download1.rpmfusion.org/free/fedora/rpmfusion-free-release-stable.noarch.rpm' 
su -c 'rpm -Uvh http://download1.rpmfusion.org/nonfree/fedora/rpmfusion-nonfree-release-stable.noarch.rpm'
Next to install Audacity run this:
Code:
su -c 'yum install audacity-nonfree'
This is for Fedora 14, found on these links:
Fedora Guide RPM Fusion
Fedora Guide Audio Editor Audacity

Hope this helps.

If you really need to compile the package from source, you'll need some more dedicated assistance. Let us know if you need to install from source and for what reason and someone will point you to the right commands and order.

Kind regards,

Eric
 
Old 01-05-2011, 03:18 PM   #3
lazlow
Senior Member
 
Registered: Jan 2006
Posts: 4,363

Rep: Reputation: 172Reputation: 172
You do not mention what distro, version, and arch you are running(Centos5.5 64bit). Help us to help you by always posting that information when you ask a question.

Assuming you are running FC13 there is a regular rpm(32bit and 64bit) at the site you linked to. You should use one of them.

If you are not using FC13 you should probably look for an rpm for your specific distro, arch, and version as most rpm will not function(properly) on a different distro, version, and ach than the one they were built for.
 
  


Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
is it ok to use i386 rpm for i686 & how about src rpm amolgupta Linux - Software 4 05-01-2013 09:45 AM
rpm -ivh gcc-4.1.1-52.el5.2.src.rpm failed with no error henli Linux - Newbie 5 04-15-2009 02:08 PM
rpm -i --prefix=/home/user package.src.rpm doesn't work? registering Linux - Software 2 07-18-2007 12:28 PM
.src.rpm, .i386.rpm and .i686.rpm hhegab Linux - Software 2 06-19-2003 08:19 AM
Creating /usr/src/linux-<xx> from kernel.<xx>.src.rpm jmourik Linux - Newbie 2 02-19-2003 04:24 PM

LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Newbie

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:33 PM.

Main Menu
Advertisement
My LQ
Write for LQ
LinuxQuestions.org is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
Syndicate
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration