fry.kun at gmail.com
Fri Aug 20 18:30:31 UTC 2010
On 08/20/2010 10:02 AM, Bryn M. Reeves wrote:
> On 08/20/2010 05:57 PM, Konstantin Svist wrote:version is recommended.
>> devel means it's a development package - it has all necessary sources to
>> build the package
> No, it means it has headers, build scripts, symlinks and other bits
> needed to build _against_ that package. Most -devel packages are for
> packages that provide libraries and allow building of applications that
> link against those libraries.
> The kernel-devel package is slightly different - it has the bits needed
> to build kernel modules against that version of the kernel (so for e.g.
> you can compile 3rd-party kernel modules or different versions of the
> modules included in the kernel package).
> The packages that contain all the sources required to build a binary
> backage are SRPMs (source RPMs).
Oops, brain fart. You're right, of course :)
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