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

> > > 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..?

A simple answer to any RPM related question is:

Read the RPM-HOWTO. It tells all. RPM works on any Linux
system, you just need to read the very simple howto.


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