[CentOS] recommended way to install source rpms?

Phil Schaffner Philip.R.Schaffner at NASA.gov
Mon Oct 11 11:49:13 EDT 2010


Robert P. J. Day wrote on 10/10/2010 05:56 PM:
...
> http://wiki.centos.org/PackageManagement/SourceInstalls
> 
> 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
> easily.

I think you missed the main point of that page.  It is about (not) 
installing from source tarballs, although using packages from a reliable 
repo if available is good advice anyway.  Perhaps that page would 
benefit from a link to

http://wiki.centos.org/HowTos/RebuildSRPM

That is only one hop away via the RPMs link that is on the 
SourceInstalls page.

Any comments on the latter page are welcome, but probably best done on 
the centos-docs list.

Phil


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