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    SubjectRe: usbutils 0.81 release



    On Wed, 29 Apr 2009, Benny Amorsen wrote:

    > Alan Stern <stern-nwvwT67g6+6dFdvTe/nMLpVzexx5G7lz@public.gmane.org>
    > writes:
    >
    > > Sure they do. If you've got an RPM-based system, and you want to
    > > install a package version that's more recent than the one bundled in
    > > your distribution (or if your distribution doesn't include the package
    > > at all), then you'd want to build your own RPM.
    >
    > In that case you grab the source package from the distribution, install
    > it, bump the version number and add the tar file to the SOURCES
    > directory. (And then you remove the patches which were upstreamed in the
    > meantime).

    You didn't read all that I wrote. What if the package isn't included
    in the distribution at all?

    Alan Stern





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