[CentOS] Apache sources?

Fri Apr 14 17:46:35 UTC 2006
Jim Perrin <jperrin at gmail.com>

On 4/14/06, Jim Perrin <jperrin at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 4/14/06, Mark Richards <mark.richards at massmicro.com> wrote:
> > To install some perl modules (ugh) I need to install a dependency module:
> > Apache
> > In order that perl's Apache installs, it needs the apache sources.
> > The apache sources are not listed in the yum repository for the centos
> > version installed (2.0.52-22.ent.centos4)
> >
> > I managed to find httpd-2.0.52-22.ent.centos4.src.rpm
> > But an rpm -iv yielded a buch of messages
> >         warning: user updatecentos does not exist - using root
> >         warning: group updatecentos does not exist - using root
> >
> > It appears that more is done than just put files somewhere.  In fact, the
> > src.rpm consists mostly of patches.
> >
> > Question: is there a way to get the sources?
> Assuming you did this as root, it dumped the sources in /usr/src/redhat/SOURCES/
> To get the extracted source, cd to /usr/src/redhat/SPECS and do
> rpmbuild -bp httpd.spec

To follow myself up a bit more, it puts the tree in
/usr/src/redhat/BUILD/ ... I failed to mention that the first time

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