Browsing The Source Code of Linux Packages

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Browsing The Source Code of Linux Packages

  1. 1. Browsing Linux Source Packages Linux Day – May 6, 2007 Motaz K. Saad Department of Computer Science http://motaz.saad.googlepages.com msaad@iugaza.edu
  2. 2. Introduction • Linux Binary Packages: *.rpm files (rpm = redhat package manager) – Package_name-ver.rpm • Linux Source Packages: *.src.rpm – Package_name-ver.src.rpm
  3. 3. Introduction (Cont.) • Linux source are found in /usr/src directory. • Linux kernel source located in: /usr/src/linux-2.6.x directory. • When installing source rpm package [src.rpm] (rpm –i package_name.src.rpm) it will be installed in /usr/src/packages/SOURCES directory.

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