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Old 01-05-2011, 02:16 PM   #1
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Using src.rpm

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!
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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:
su -c 'rpm -Uvh' 
su -c 'rpm -Uvh'
Next to install Audacity run this:
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,

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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.


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