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Re: unpacked SRPMs for updates

On Sat, 18 Oct 2003, M A Young wrote:

>> Where I can find unpacked src.rpm files for updates? I have very slow
>> internet connection, so I need some sort of incremental updates such as
>> provided by kerhel.org. It would be nice to download only new spec file
>> and small patches than rebuild instead of downloading new binary
>> packages.
>Some mirrors will unpack rpms for you (eg.

My rpms that get pushed to people.redhat.com also get unpacked so 
that people can download just the spec file or patches, etc that 
they are interested in.  I do this mainly, so that distributions 
like Debian, FreeBSD, and others can easily steal patches without 
having to dig into rpm packages to get them, but others may also 
find them useful too.

>There has also been talk of redhat allowing cvs access to their
>code, though I don't know whether it is possible yet.

Not possible yet, and wont probably be for a while until the 
proper infrastructure can be put into place.  Hopefully this will 
occur during Fedora Core 2 development.

Mike A. Harris     ftp://people.redhat.com/mharris
OS Systems Engineer - XFree86 maintainer - Red Hat

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