[linux] Looking for help with SRPM

Jeff Silverman jeffsilv at u.washington.edu
Mon Sep 15 12:30:39 PDT 2003


Dennis Burges wrote:


> Hi,

>

> I want to modify an RPM, so I have downloaded the SRPM only to realize

> I have no clue what to do with it. I was surprised that the SRPM is a

> binary file- so how is that 'source'? I looked for information at

> www.rpm.org and the Red Hat docs but found nothing on working with

> SRPM's.

>

> Does anyone have experience with this?

>

> Thanks,

> ______________________________________________

> Dennis Burges, Senior Computer Specialist

> Health Sciences Academic Services & Facilities

> dburges at u.washington.edu : 206.616.9141

>

An SRPM has been tar'd and zipped. Assuming everything is as it should
be, you can do something like this:


*rpm --rebuild* /foo.src.rpm

/

and then you can do


*rpm -Uvh* //usr/src/packages/RPMS/i386/foo.i386.rpm

/

Personally, I wish that this went to /tmp but that's me.


Jeff

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