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    SubjectRe: RPMs :o(
    On Wed, 20 May 1998, Soruk of Vulcan wrote:

    > On Wed, 20 May 1998, Riley Williams wrote:
    >
    > > Hi Alex.
    > >
    > > > I've just been given a .RPM - no tar.gz packages available :o( Is
    > > > there a rpm to tar.gz converter out there?
    > >
    > > ftp://ftp.redhat.com/pub/redhat/redhat-5.0/SRPMS/rpm*
    > >
    > > That should get you the latest version of the RPM source, and it can
    > > happily handle RPM's - and if they're *.src.rpm then the tar.gz is
    > > inside it...
    >
    > That may not help much... if the source in an RPM, how does he extract it
    > from the RPM so he can build RPM to extrct it..?
    >

    Eyeball the files mentioned in the attachment: their names suggest
    there's an rpm to tar converter around.




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    John Summerfield
    http://os2.ami.com.au/os2/ for OS/2 support.
    Configuration, networking, combined IBM ftpsites index.
    rpmtar-2.4.2-2.i386.lsm ftp://sunsite.unc.edu/pub/Linux/utils/package/rpmtar-2.4.2-2.i386.lsm 842 0 Dec 7 23:24
    rpmtar-2.4.2-2.i386.rpm.tar.gz ftp://sunsite.unc.edu/pub/Linux/utils/package/rpmtar-2.4.2-2.i386.rpm.tar.gz 260573 0 Dec 7 23:26
    rpmtar-2.4.2-2.src.lsm ftp://sunsite.unc.edu/pub/Linux/utils/package/rpmtar-2.4.2-2.src.lsm 513 0 Dec 7 23:24
    rpmtar-2.4.2-2.src.rpm.tar.gz ftp://sunsite.unc.edu/pub/Linux/utils/package/rpmtar-2.4.2-2.src.rpm.tar.gz 328874 0 Dec 7 23:29
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