distro rpm options

Simon Matter simon.matter at ch.sauter-bc.com
Tue May 6 01:58:55 EDT 2003

grenoml schrieb:
>   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

For RedHat packages, you have to look at the source rpms to see which
options were used.

> 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?
> thx,
> Gerry Reno
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