On 6 May 1998 19:16:48 GMT, Skeeter Abell-Smith
>I'm confused about what's in the Red Hat contrib dir.
>I've compared what's in contrib/i386 with contrib/hurricane/i386
>and contrib/mustang/i386 and the latter two seem to have half as much
>stuff, but newer versions. The contrib/i386 has older versions but
>twice as many RPMs. So, if I am running, say, 5.0, should I be getting
>RPMs from contrib/hurricane/i386 or contrib/i386 ?
The "problem" is that the recent move to Hurricane involves the new
GLIBC libraries, which encourages one to recompile packages.
- The contrib/i386 contains various things that have been contributed
over the last couple of years, probably all for older releases of RH,
including versions 3, 4.0, 4.1, 4.2.
- contrib/mustang/i386 would contain "recent" stuff that has been
mostly targeted at RH 4.2.
- contrib/hurricane/i386 contains the "most recent" stuff, targetted
specifically at RH 5.0.
I would put the priority list, for any given package, as being:
a) If it's in contrib/hurricane/i386, that's your *best* bet.
If it's not there, then look for source RPMS (SRPMS).
To handle SRPM files, try:
# rpm --recompile whatever-src.rpm
# cd /usr/src/redhat/RPMS/i386
# rpm -i whatever-i386.rpm
e) contrib/mustang/i386 or
are possibilities; I'd try them last after the others...
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>get into criminal hands, those of us who are armed will become targets
>of gun thieves, while the unarmed among us will become sitting ducks
>for all thieves. On balance, I'd rather have a gun.''
> -- Diane Francis, June 5, 1995 issue of Maclean's
You should catch my brother's web page:
Not all Canadian ``gun enthusiasts'' are in the West...
(I have entertaining pictures on the office wall from a decreasingly
recent vacation to Halifax. Machine guns figured prominently...)
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