[K12OSN] How to install from .src.rpm

Les Mikesell les at futuresource.com
Wed Jan 26 20:44:22 UTC 2005

On Wed, 2005-01-26 at 13:01, Jim Kronebusch wrote:
> > You need to build the binary RPM from the .src.rpm. Something like:
> > 
> > rpmbuild --rebuild blah.src.rpm
> > 
> > I think you will find the resulting binary rpm in 
> > /usr/src/redhat/RPMS 
> > or something similar. Don't know if that changes for Fedora. On my 
> > Mandrake box it's /usr/src/RPM/RPMS. Install the resulting 
> > binary RPM in 
> > the usual way.
> I tried that but YDL says that rpmbuild is not a recognized command.
> Does YDL use a little different rpm package or do I need to install
> something else to obtain rpmbuild like a devel package?

Earlier versions of rpm had the --rebuild function included in the
rpm program itself so you might find it there.  The current fedora
version has been split into rpm and rpmbuild as separate commands.

  Les Mikesell
    les at futuresource.com

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