LinuxQuestions.org
Share your knowledge at the LQ Wiki.
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Distributions > SUSE / openSUSE
User Name
Password
SUSE / openSUSE This Forum is for the discussion of Suse Linux.

Notices


Reply
  Search this Thread
Old 03-30-2005, 06:30 PM   #1
Mic Q
Member
 
Registered: Oct 2004
Location: Linux Newbie Land 8P
Distribution: SUSE 9.2
Posts: 86

Rep: Reputation: 15
Difference Between "Source RPM" "Static RPM"


Came across a clipart collection at www.openclipart.org and noticed that it requires Inkscape to open the svg files. GIMP crashed when opening it

Anyway, at Inkscape site, there is a choice of "Source RPM" and "Static RPM",
any idea what is the differnence?

Thanks in advance for the info.

Last edited by Mic Q; 03-30-2005 at 06:32 PM.
 
Old 03-30-2005, 06:49 PM   #2
youngtom
Member
 
Registered: Feb 2005
Location: Rio de Janerio
Distribution: suse 9.1, suse 9.2, redhat enterprise, ubuntu, kubuntu
Posts: 104

Rep: Reputation: 15
Well here's the definition of "static rpms" that I found on source force - RedHat Package Manager packages in which the binary program has been statically linked against all required code and libraries.

A source rpm would contain the source required to build your package. This type of package will have dependencies (probably) on include files and libraries from other products.

A static rpm (or a statically linked binary) is fully linked so it is not dependent on any dynamic or shared libraries that may or may not be installed on your machine. .

Last edited by youngtom; 03-30-2005 at 06:51 PM.
 
Old 03-30-2005, 06:51 PM   #3
mrGenixus
Member
 
Registered: Dec 2004
Location: Colorado, US
Distribution: gentoo, debian, ubuntu live gnome 2.10
Posts: 440

Rep: Reputation: 30
trust me, you want the static rpm, also know ans the binary rpm. Source doesn't work, it's just there so you can modify and compile the source yourself, if you want. If that's your speed look at gentoo. You might also be able to find inkscape in YAST, and install it that way.
 
  


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
newbie question: whats the difference between "su root", "su" and "su -&quo mojarron Slackware 9 12-07-2009 04:08 PM
Where to download rpm packages of "gocr" and "kooka" satimis Linux - Software 6 02-23-2006 11:35 PM
Any difference? "Firefox.rpm" "Firefox.rpm.bin" Mic Q SUSE / openSUSE 4 05-06-2005 02:15 AM
Can you explain the difference between "Free Software (GNU)" and "Open Source"? vharishankar General 5 03-03-2005 09:40 AM
What's the difference between "rpm" and "*.noarch.rpm"? kpachopoulos Linux - Newbie 1 08-12-2004 11:03 AM

LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Distributions > SUSE / openSUSE

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:13 AM.

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