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Hi All, I was trying to install libXtst in fedora8, I downloaded the .rpm package and ran the command - rpm -ivh libXtst-1.0.3-1.fc8.src.rpm. I am getting the following error message-- ...
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    Hi All,

    I was trying to install libXtst in fedora8, I downloaded the .rpm package and ran the command -
    rpm -ivh libXtst-1.0.3-1.fc8.src.rpm.

    I am getting the following error message--
    warning: libXtst-1.0.3-1.fc8.src.rpm: Header V3 DSA signature: NOKEY, key ID 4f2a6fd2
    error: cannot create %sourcedir /usr/src/redhat/SOURCES

    Can anyone tell me what it means and how to solve this issue?

    thanks in advance
    regards
    Ravi K

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    Did you mean to down load the source rpm ? Or are you really after the binary one ?
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    sorry,newbie to Linux so no clue as to the difference between source and binary.
    I downloaded an rpm package from the internet 'libXtst-1.0.3-1.fc8.src.rpm' and then in terminal ,i ran the command --
    rpm -ivh libXtst-1.0.3-1.fc8.src.rpm.
    It's giving me the above mentioned errors.Please advice on how to proceed.
    Thanks in advance.
    Ravi

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    You probably want the binary version which should be called:
    libXtst-1.0.3-1.fc8.rpm

    note the .src before .rpm nolonger there.

    hth
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    Thanks for the prompt reply.Does that mean that I have to download the 'binary' version 'libXtst-1.0.3-1.fc8.rpm' or do I just remove the .src from the folder which I downloaded and try installing it(well ,I'll give that a shot as well).
    Please suggest on what to do.
    Thank you for your time.
    Ravi

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    You'll need to down load the binary version of the library, renaming it will only add to confusion
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    Ok,I extracted the package which was present in the RPM folder....saved it in /root/Desktop/libXtst-1.0.3.
    Contents are -
    man folder,src folder,aclocal.m4,Authors(text),autogen.sh,ChangeL og
    config.guess,config.h.in,config.sub,configure,conf igure.ac,COPYING,
    depcomp,INSTALL,install-sh,ltmain.sh,Makefile.am,Makefile.in,missing,NEWS, README,xtst.pc.in

    Can anything be done with these files/folders?

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    Thank you.I will give your suggestion(about downloading the binary files) a shot.Hope it works

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    The "source" packages are usualy there so that you can build / compile them for your specific distribution / configuration. You probably don't need to do this, so no there isn't much you can do with the files from the source package.

    IF you do need to build the package you'll need a bunch of other packages first, can't remeber which ones off the top of my head, but it will require the development group and probably the kernel headers at the very least.

    Your best bet is to just go and download the binary install package....
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    Thank you once again.

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