2005/11/28, Florian La Roche <laroche(a)redhat.com>:
On Mon, Nov 28, 2005 at 08:26:34AM +0100, Paul Wouters wrote:
> On Sun, 27 Nov 2005, Panu Matilainen wrote:
> > "yumdownloader --source yum-utils" wont work out of the box, because
> > default yum setup doesn't include the SRPMS repositories for anything but
> > initial core packages. You'll need to add a separate entry to yum.repos.d
> > includes extras SRPMS repo.
> That's a bug then. Either the source repo listing should come with yum, or
> with yumdownloader.
Having all src.rpms in the repodata is also adding quite some time to
xml processing. So moving them into separate repos does make some sense.
Also having e.g. one src.rpm repo for all arches is also good.
Florian La Roche
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i am just curious... whats the point of "installing" source rpms?
usually one just wants to fetch em and extract em into the userspace
not systemspace. actually usually packages are built using a
"userbuild environment". the regular way installation of rpms work is
to install em "globally" and therefor encourage the user/developer to
build the stuff as "root user".
p.s. id be happy if yumdownloader --source dosbox would work for me.
it doesent see: