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Subject: [aclug-L] Re: Question
From: Noah Romer <klevin@xxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Thu, 02 Oct 2003 00:06:56 -0500
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On Wed, 2003-10-01 at 22:39, Ivan wrote:
> 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?

If you just want to compile from the srpm, you don't have to install the
srpm first.

Up through Redhat 7.x (maybe 8.x, I never installed 8.x), the command
would have been `rpm --rebuild <srpm file name>`.

With v9.x, the build functionality of rpm was split off into the
`rpmbuild` command so you type `rpmbuild --rebuild <srpm file name>`.

Either way, rpm will extract the source to /usr/src/redhat/BUILD,
configure and build it according to the spec file in the srpm and create
a binary package (or packages, depends on the spec file) in
/usr/src/redhat/RPMS/<arch>. On x86 based systems <arch> is usually
"i386". You can just look at the output of the rpm build command at the
end; it will tell you what rpm files it created and where they are.

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