Bug 179542 - Allow yum to install source rpm (.src.rpm) files, for example to install kernel source code
Allow yum to install source rpm (.src.rpm) files, for example to install kern...
Status: CLOSED WONTFIX
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: yum (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Jeremy Katz
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Reported: 2006-02-01 03:28 EST by James Hunt
Modified: 2014-01-21 17:53 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2006-02-01 03:30:42 EST
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Description James Hunt 2006-02-01 03:28:12 EST
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Description of problem:
yum cannot install source rpm (.src.rpm) files, for example to install kernel source code.

Official method (according to FC4 release notes) is to use up2date:

  up2date --get-source kernel

However, up2date doesn't work "out-of-the-box" on FC4, and it would be great if yum could handle this functionality itself.



Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
yum-2.4.1-1.fc4

How reproducible:
Didn't try


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Comment 1 Rahul Sundaram 2006-02-01 03:30:42 EST

Thank you for the report. Yum-utils which is in Fedora Extras has yumdownloader
which provides the functionality to download source rpms. yum-builddep lets you
gather build dependencies. Wouldnt be necessary to duplicate all those
functionality in yum itself.  Closing this. 

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