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rpm question, src or fc2 ??

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I hope somebody can help clarify a point.

When looking at a site such as rpmfind I often see a list of rpm's that are for different versions e.g FC2, FC3 etc etc etc. You often see a .src.rpm file as well which, correct me if I am wrong, is the source code, but in a rpm package.

Does this mean that if I download this .src.rpm package and install that with...

rpm -ivh whatever.src.rpm it will install OK ???

I hope somebody can clear this up in my foggy mind.

Best wishes,

David.

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This will only install the sources (as the name says) of which the "normal" binary RPM package has been built from. You would have to compile the sources in order to use them.

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