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

Michael Schwendt mschwendt at
Wed Feb 6 22:37:50 UTC 2008

On 06/02/2008, Gabriel M. Elder <eldergabriel at> wrote:
> I've spent some time trying to find a way to install source rpms from
> the source repos using yum and yumex, thus far to no avail. The various
> internet search engines didn't turn up anything really useful regarding
> this.

yumdownloader --source ...

Example: yumdownloader --source glibc

It's in yum-utils.

> I've enabled the fedora-source repository by manually editing
> the /etc/yum.repos.d/fedora.repo file.

You don't need to do that. Keep them disabled.

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