[CentOS] recommended way to install source rpms?
R P Herrold
herrold at owlriver.com
Sun Oct 10 18:09:14 EDT 2010
On Sun, 10 Oct 2010, Robert P. J. Day wrote:
> so, these days, is that the canonical way to download source rpms?
I am substantially certain we have a wiki article on
mirroring, and certainly I've written about mirroring over and
over again from many approaches [my most recent blog post,
aggregated by http://planet.centos.org/ has a recap at the
bottom of some of those articles]. wget, lftp, and lynx all
work fine. Of course RPM itself is a fine retrieval tool as
well and has been __forever__
> so, is that reasonable? to just manually add an extra repo file
> according to that link above (which appears to work perfectly well).
It is reasonable only if the user also has the willingness and
skills to self-support. We don't (and cannot) support what we
> frankly, the wiki page on downloading from source:
> seems just a touch on the hysterical side. i don't disagree that
> installing packages from the source rpm is probably a questionable
> idea. but that doesn't justify simply not explaining how to do it
"Here is a gun, and bullets. Leave it unloaded and in a
locked case" and it is perfectly harmless
Add another random 'find' and 'great tip to stop RPM from
carping about dependencies'with the "--nodeps", and BANG, your
system is dead. It is all CentOS and RPM's fault, of course -
"dependency hell, don't you know"
Yeah -- I know where I am going to send support load, going
forward, who is not so hysterical
WHAT? you don't want to handle that load RIGHT NOT and for
FREE, and on a newbies mis- and partial-information? hunh
-- Russ herrold
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