Linked by Robert C. Dowdy on Tue 8th Oct 2002 02:36 UTC
Red Hat I know what you're thinking, but don't worry. This article isn't 'Yet Another Red Hat 8.0 Review'. This article is primarily about using Red Hat 8.0 if you happen to be a newbie, but it's also about using Red Hat 8.0 if you happen to be a KDE user. Why? I happen to be a KDE user, so it makes sense I'd focus more on what I know the most about. Plus, I still remember the frustration of staring with something akin to terror at a blank command line with lots of ideas about what I'd like to do and very little knowledge of how to do it.
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Erm, where in hell did you learn how to install a SRPM ?!?!?!
by Lightman on Tue 8th Oct 2002 16:06 UTC

quoting from the article :

rpm -i NVIDIA* (or rpm -ivh NVIDIA* for verbose output and to print hash marks [#] indicating installation progress)

rpmbuild -bb NVIDIA* (“rpmbuild” should be self-explanatory, the bb means “build binary” -- man rpmbuild at the console or #rpmbuild into Konqueror's address bar or a command box for more information)

Now, are you nuts or what ?!?!?

You're *NOT* supposed to install (rpm -i ..) a SRPM. What you're supposed to do is :

rpmbuild --rebuild yoursrpmpackage.src.rpm

then under /usr/src/redhat/RPMS/iX86/ (and this depends on the srpm, could be something other than i386 ...) you will find your nice, newly compiled RPM...