installing source rpm packages (.src.rpm) via yum and yumex?

Rahul Sundaram sundaram at
Wed Feb 6 22:42:46 UTC 2008

Gabriel M. Elder wrote:

> So... what am I missing here, folks? Is it possible to install a source
> rpm from a source repo via yum or yumex? If so, how? Has this capability
> just not been implemented yet? Or should i just wget what i need and
> forget about using yum to fetch sources?

# yum install yum-utils
# yumdownloader --source kernel


# yum install yum-downloadonly

# yum install --download-only kernel


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