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In regard to: automatic source fetching in spec?, Isaac Hailperin said (at...:
in various tutorials I read that the source line in a spec file can contain a URL. First I thought that this would mean that rpm would then fetch the archive automatically ... but upon more careful reading I get the impression that the URL is for documentation purposes only. Is that correct?
The answer is "it depends", mainly on what distribution & version you're using. RPM has the ability to automatically fetch the source if it's not present in wherever your macros say our sources should be. This requires certain things be present when RPM is compiled. I wouldn't be surprised if a few distributions disable automatic fetching of sources, but at least in general, RPM can fetch sources. Even if your particular incarnation of RPM can't, it's a good policy to use URIs when possible. It is useful documentation, and it might even be useful to external scripts. Tim -- Tim Mooney Tim.Mooney@xxxxxxxx Enterprise Computing & Infrastructure 701-231-1076 (Voice) Room 242-J6, IACC Building 701-231-8541 (Fax) North Dakota State University, Fargo, ND 58105-5164 _______________________________________________ Rpm-list mailing list Rpm-list@xxxxxxxxxxxxx http://lists.rpm.org/mailman/listinfo/rpm-list