use yum to install SRPM files?
alexander.dalloz at uni-bielefeld.de
Fri Sep 17 11:14:37 UTC 2004
Am Fr, den 17.09.2004 schrieb Gerald Thompson um 13:01:
> I was thinking of using yum to install the source packages instead of
> downloading the iso files, but I am not sure what to put into the yum
> command to get it to download the newest versions of the SRPMS.
AFAIK yum lacks this option. But up2date has the option "--get-source".
> But what would you type in to install the SRPM files without already
> having them on the system to update, would you have to do one package
> group at a time?
You know what an SRPM is? You don't need to have the binary RPM
installed to be able to "install" any SRPM. I put install in quotes
here, because "installing" an SRPM mean to deflate it into the rpm-build
directories (SPEC and SOURCES) to be able to rpmbuild the binary
> I know I should probably just stop being lazy and just download the ISO
> files and just mount them and install that way, I was just wondering if
> there was a way to let yum download the updated versions and install
> them to the system right directly.
For me it is not really clear you want intend.
> Gerald Thompson
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