Uhh...Where Is The Source?

L. S. lxcom at operamail.com
Sat Apr 10 18:53:44 EST 1999

Thanks, All.

I now understand why I can't find the source files. Since the rpm-related man 
pages seemed misleading to me (--rebuild), and while waiting for more 
responses, I've been viewing uncompressed ".tar.gz" files on the Mac side. 
Therefore, and I haven't tried the various hints and directions yet. I'll boot 

L. S.

>===== Original Message From puetzk6715 at uni.edu =====
>Yes, this is a redhat thing. Though you can (as you fond out) use .tgz,
>srpms include all patch files, etc a nd a spec so the system can usually
>auto-build the software
>ie, rpm --rebuild will take an SRPM and make a binary RPM from it.
>rpm -bp will unpack it for you to play with in /usr/src/redhat/BUILD/
>On Wed, 7 Apr 1999, L. S. wrote:
>> I can't find any source code for the LinuxPPC applications. I've been going
>> around in circles trying to find ".c" files for fetchmail, sendmail, vim, 
>> Every directory in /src, /etc, and such seems to have an "SRPMS" or "RPMS"
>> directory in it which, themselves have "SRPMS" and "RPMS" 
>> makes me confused.
>> For comparison, I checked around on the internet for other Linux packages 
>> found the source files as ".tar.gz" files. I also did see some kernel code 
>> my machine, but not all of the other code.
>> What's with all the same-name directories in different locations? Where
>> exactly is the source? Is this a Red Hat thing?
>> I feel like I'm lost in a large amusement park and going around in circles.
>> Yes, I'm pretty new here.
>> L. S.
>> :-| :-) ;-) :-)
>> *

:-| :-) ;-) :-)

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