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Simon Adebisi 06-27-2005 06:42 PM

Are source RPM's and binary RPM's installed the same way?
 
are they?

reddazz 06-27-2005 06:50 PM

Yes they are but srpms don't show up in the list of installed rpms.

bigrigdriver 06-27-2005 07:37 PM

I might add that, when you install a .src.rpm, you do not get an app you can use. You get a couple of files in /usr/src/<kernel version>/SOURCES AND /usr/src/<kernel version>/SPECS.

A source rpm is just that; source code, with a spec files which tells rpm what to do with if when you try to compile the source to get a binary, installable, runable rpm.

reddazz 06-28-2005 03:45 AM

If you use Fedora and install the feodra rpm dev tools, you can actually install source rpms as a normal user or build rpms as a non root user. Other rpm based distros have got this ability but usually it means you have to do some manual configuration first.


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