Red Hat RPM's

Tarjei Knapstad tarjeik at
Mon Jun 10 11:51:36 UTC 2002

On Sun, 2002-06-09 at 21:53, F at lk Brettschneider wrote:
> Hi Steven!
> Steven Suson wrote:
> >Greetings F at lk,
> >
> >    I've only been able to locate the RPMs / SRPMs in Red Hat's Rawhide
> >(employ usual cautions,
> >therefore):
> >
> >SRPMs
> >RPMs
> >
> >
> Hey cool! Thanks. :-) I've updated
> What does "rawhide" mean? 
I think it's untreated cow skin, it's a Clint Eastwood cowboy series
(from the 60's and 70's) with a great theme song ("Rawhiiiiiide!"), and
it's RedHat's absolutely bleeding edge beta distribution :)

> Doesn't the RedHat version matter or which 
> version is it?
Uhmmm.. huh? :) RedHat SRPMS should compile for most recent RedHat
distros (no matter if they're from Rawhide). There's the usual
dependancy stuff, but that just means you need to compile several
packages out of Rawhide.

Thing is, Rawhide is focused on providing the _very_ latest versions of
all software, which means they don't care too much wether stuff actually
works the way it should. I guess this is what the OP means by "employ
usual cautions". I've never had trouble with rawhide packages in the
past though, and if stuff is broken things are fixed pretty quick.

Tarjei Knapstad

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