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Re: Installing the new version

From: Robert Clark
Subject: Re: Installing the new version
Date: Thu, 11 Dec 2003 14:44:27 -0500

On Thu, 2003-12-11 at 09:29, Geoff Beier wrote:
> 3. rpm -i
> # this should unpack the source into rpmbuild/SOURCES and the spec into
> # rpmbuild/SPECS
> 4. rpmbuild -ba rpmbuild/SPECS/cvs-1.11.10.spec
> # this will compile cvs for you and make a regular RPM

You can also build a source RPM without the install step using:

  rpmbuild -ba


  rpm --rebuild

depending on which version of Linux you have. Newer RedHats have
rpmbuild, SuSE and Mandrake (I believe) have 'rpm --rebuild'.

- Rob

Robert J. Clark                   Quest Software
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