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  1. #1

    compile and/or SRPM

    ey guys, in essence, is building a binary from source RPM the same as compiling from source code - configure, make, make install - .. . ? or is there really a big difference?
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  2. #2
    Linux Guru
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    Oct 2001
    Täby, Sweden
    It's more or less the same, yeah.

  3. #3
    Linux Engineer
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    Dec 2002
    New Zealand
    it is is u run rpm -Uvh filename.src..rpm

    however if u run rpm --rebuild filename.src.rpm
    it will compile itself and put a normal rpm file (except it will be set up specifically for your system) in /usr/src/rpm

    this means u can still have all the rpm benefits (eg. listign files by package, version numbers etc)

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    ok thanks guys! i'll stick with src.rpm then if that's the case. like Hellmasker said, i get to compile (--rebuild) it and still have the benefits of an rpm install. then i don't have to manually look for the files one by one in case i have to uninstall it. i think there's make uninstall but i usually delete the source folder and all it's make files after install coz it's a waste of space so make uninstall would be deemed useless.. .
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