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User forums => Announcements => Topic started by: mandrav on November 03, 2005, 09:08:36 am

Title: Source .rpm and .spec file added in downloads section
Post by: mandrav on November 03, 2005, 09:08:36 am
Thanks to Daniel, we now have both a source RPM and a SPEC file in the downloads (http://www.codeblocks.org/downloads.shtml) section.
Users of RPM-based distros should appreciate it :)
Title: Re: Source .rpm and .spec file added in downloads section
Post by: rickg22 on November 03, 2005, 04:08:46 pm
Erm, shouldn't rpm be included in the "binaries" section? Even if it's in source format, it's installable.
Title: Re: Source .rpm and .spec file added in downloads section
Post by: Urxae on November 03, 2005, 05:50:25 pm
Erm, shouldn't rpm be included in the "binaries" section? Even if it's in source format, it's installable.

Doesn't the source tarball include (the stuff necessary to generate) a makefile, including an install target? I think it does, so you could say the exact same thing about that: even if it's in source format, it's installable ;).
I think if it doesn't contain the compiled binaries, it shouldn't be in the binaries section.
Title: Re: Source .rpm and .spec file added in downloads section
Post by: mandrav on November 03, 2005, 06:54:19 pm
Erm, shouldn't rpm be included in the "binaries" section? Even if it's in source format, it's installable.

No, it isn't a binary. It's a "source .rpm", meaning you compile it to make a real installable ".rpm". But the build process is transparent and guaranteed to work as long as the dependencies are met.