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How do I install a .src.rpm file ???  
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I'll use the gpm-1.13-1.src.rpm file for this example. As root:

rpm -Uvh gpm-1.13-1.src.rpm

50 hash marks should appear as a progress bar. The tar.gz's should then be in /usr/src/redhat/SOURCES

for this particular example the files would be:
gpm-1.13-intellimouse.patch
gpm-1.13.tar.gz
gpm.init

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And then..........
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Do you mean with the tar.gz files? if so, they are zipped up archive files. To unzip/unarchive them use:

tar -xvzf gpm-1.13.tar.gz

which will generally create a dir and unzip there, in this case gpm-1.13 in which you will find all the source files and as a rule at least one README file with instructions on how to procede.
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I find out that rpm --rebuild is the "right way" to do...
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