sourceinstall - The GNU Source Installer

Distribution: OpenMandriva Cooker
Repository: OpenMandriva Contrib x86_64
Package name: sourceinstall
Package version: 2.5
Package release: 2-omv2013.0
Package architecture: x86_64
Package type: rpm
Installed size: 61.92 KB
Download size: 25.46 KB
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For an experienced user, this sofware provides a way to centralize source installation, keep track of already installed packages and their relevant files, check installations for consistency, and have enhanced uninstallation. For the novice but interested user, this software also offers a way to gain confidence with the command line (yes really), the file system, the traditional UNIX commands, and of course with common source configuration and installation procedures and options. The software is targeted at UNIX-like systems, and should work on recent UNIX-likes, with GNU/Linux as the primary target. Please report any portability problem you should encounter. After completing installation of `sourceinstall' itself, the install procedure becomes: - surf the web, browse a CD or other resource - identify a desired source package - add it using the installer



  • sourceinstall == 2.5-2:2013.0

    Install Howto

    1. Enable OpenMandriva Contrib repository on Install and Remove Software"
    2. Update packages list:
      # urpmi.update -a
    3. Install sourceinstall rpm package:
      # urpmi sourceinstall


    • /usr/bin/sourceinstall
    • /usr/share/doc/sourceinstall/AUTHORS
    • /usr/share/doc/sourceinstall/ChangeLog
    • /usr/share/locale/fi/LC_MESSAGES/
    • /usr/share/locale/it/LC_MESSAGES/
    • /usr/share/man/man1/sourceinstall.1.xz