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Old 09-06-2004, 09:59 PM   #1
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what is difference between srpm and rpm??

while downloading something i find lots of stuf for same thing..and these things confuse me a lot. help me!
what is the main differenc between srpm and rpm? and which one is better to download and install??

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Old 09-06-2004, 10:16 PM   #2
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rpm is a binary package ready to install
srpm is the source code and has to be compiled into a binary package to install.

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SRPMs are source RPMs and RPMs are binary RPMs. You only need the SRPM if you want to tweak the code or the build process somehow. Otherwise, use the binary RPMs. You use rpmbuild to create a binary RPM from a source RPM.


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