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Re: source RPMs and updating



On Wed, 2009-01-21 at 22:30 -0500, brian wrote:
> I've built my own Postfix package from SRPM and have recently updated 
> it. To do so, I used the newer SRPM and repeated the process.
> 
> But, I'm wondering if, once a package has been built, can it be updated 
> using a pre-built RPM without losing the specs used to build the 
> original? Or, will the newer RPM simply override everything according to 
> how it was built?
> 
> Just to clarify, the original built-from-source package was:
> postfix-2.5.1-1.sasl2.spf.fc8.i386.rpm
> 
> I downloaded a newer SRPM, built and installed:
> postfix-2.5.6-1.sasl2.spf.fc8.i386.rpm
> 
> But, could I have simply done:
> 
> rpm -Uvh postfix-2.5.6-1.fc8.i386.rpm
> 
> ... and had rpm take care to install in the same manner as was the 
> original SRPM?
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you asked...

> Or, will the newer RPM simply override everything according to 
> how it was built?

I believe the answer here is yes. If you were to install the pre-built binaries, the features included are only the ones in the spec file used by the packager who built it.

by the way...Fedora 8 will no longer receive any updates which means that security updates will bypass you.

It's time to upgrade the whole system.

Craig


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