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Subject: [aclug-L] Re: Question
From: "Jesse Kaufman" <glandix@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Thu, 02 Oct 2003 04:27:13 -0000
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SRPM = Source RPM (if you didn't already know :)

if you install an SRPM, it places a specfile in /usr/src/redhat/SPECS and any 
sources/patches in /usr/src/redhat/SOURCES.  you can then build a binary RPM 
from those files. 

if all you're wanting to do is install an app, get the binary RPM.  if you want 
to make changes to the RPM or compile it with different optimizations, install 
the SRPM and compile your own RPM from scratch.  if you do decide to compile 
your own and have ANY questions, feel free to ask on the discussion list, since 
i've had more experience than i EVER wanted with compiling RPMS (i'm in charge 
of building/managing packages for the CPUBuilders OS, so i've literally 
compiled thousands upon thousands of RPMS).


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Subject: [aclug-L] Question
Date: Wed, 01 Oct 2003 22:39:31 -0500
From: Ivan <itrail@xxxxxxx>
To: discussion@xxxxxxxxx

this probably belongs on teh help list, but is there any docs on how to 
install from SRPMs or do I need ot grab the precomplied stuff?


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