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

Robert P. J. Day rpjday at
Thu Feb 7 03:37:05 UTC 2008

On Wed, 6 Feb 2008, Todd Zullinger wrote:

> Aaron Konstam wrote:
> > yum will not install source rpms as far as I know. You can download the
> > src rpm: x.src.rpm
> > then run: rpm -i x.src.rpm
> > which will put a file : x.spec in /usr/src/redhat/SPECS
> > Then run: rpmbuild -bb x.spec
> > which will put a rpm: x.rpm in /usr/src/redhat/RPMS
> > That rpm can be installed as usual: rpm -i x.rpm
> And, for what's probably the zillionth time on this list, it is never
> desirable to install or build source rpms as root.  Instead, install
> and build as a normal user.  You can use the handy rpmdev-setuptree
> script from the rpmdevtools package to create the directory structure
> and config file needed for this.  See the draft building packages
> guide for more info:

and ...

Robert P. J. Day
Linux Consulting, Training and Annoying Kernel Pedantry
Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA

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