Grant Edwards grante at
Wed Mar 7 20:17:22 CET 2001

In article <3aa861c3.1122387 at>, Owen F. Ransen wrote:
>On Tue, 6 Mar 2001 22:48:35 -0700, Sean Reifschneider
><jafo-pythonlist at> wrote:
>>The SRPM is available at:
>What is an SRPM?

RPM is Redhat Package Manager: an open-source project that
provides an infrastructure to install/uninstall packages under
Unix (with support for package dependancies).  Packages can be
distribute as binaries or sources.  SRPM is a Source RPM
package that contains package sources as well as configuration
build information.  A binary package is often referred to as an
"RPM".  (e.g.  I found a SPARC Python2.1 RPM at .....)

RPM is the "native" package format used by several Linux
distributions (RedHat, Mandrake, Caldera?).

Grant Edwards                   grante             Yow!  An INK-LING? Sure --
                                  at               TAKE one!! Did you BUY any
                                 COMMUNIST UNIFORMS??

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