Source rpm field

Stuart D. Gathman stuart at
Fri Sep 30 00:26:15 UTC 2011

On Thu, 29 Sep 2011, Ocampo Coronado, Francisco O wrote:

>                 When the source code is not released, which is the best
> field to put on ?Source RPM??

There is always a source RPM, even if you don't distribute it.
"nosrc" means that the RPM was built from binaries, instead of compiled
from source.  However, there is still a "source" RPM, which would contain
the tarball or whatever of binaries the RPM was built from.  (For instance,
mozilla builds of firefox can be packaged as RPMs - the nosrc.src.rpm contains
the mozilla binary tarball.)

>                 How can I avoid getting the %{name}-%{version}.src.rpm in my
> ?Source RPM? field?

You can't.  I think your clients understand that the source must exist 
somewhere (or else they can't expect any updates or bug fixes).

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