distro rpm options

Tarjei Huse tarjei at nu.no
Tue May 6 03:48:13 EDT 2003

On Mon, May 05, 2003 at 10:05:52AM -0700, grenoml wrote:
>   I have been installing software on Linux for quite a while using
> binary tar format.  I now am switching over to trying to use RPMs as
> much as possible and this is working quite well.  I'm now following the
> howtos for installing postfix-cyrus-mysql-webcyradm.  
>   My question is this: for RPMs that are pre-installed as part of a
> distro, what is the best and easiest ways to tell what options were
> used to build these pre-installed RPMs?  Can I query for this
> information?  For example RH9 comes with cyrus-sasl.  How do I know
> what configure options were selected when this RPM was built?  If I now
> want to build cyrus-imapd from a src rpm how do I know that what I
> select for build options will not conflict with the cyrus-sasl options
> say for example the db options?

Having used RH9 for a server I would like to advise you not to. If you
do you will be burnt. Either use 8.0 or use debian or Suse.


> thx,
> Gerry Reno
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