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What is SRPMS?

I went to download a version of redhat, and I see the following .iso files to download:
valhalla-SRPMS-disc1.iso
valhalla-SRPMS-disc2.iso
valhalla-i386-disc1.iso
valhalla-i386-disc2.iso
valhalla-i386-disc3.iso

What is the difference between the i386 versions, and the SRPMS versions?
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lwinkenb
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Lee W, MVPTechnology and Business Process AdvisorCommented:
SRPMS are SOURCE packages - code.

Download these 3
valhalla-i386-disc1.iso
valhalla-i386-disc2.iso
valhalla-i386-disc3.iso

(You do realize Redhat is old and outdated - Fedora Core 3 is the most current version).
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Lee W, MVPTechnology and Business Process AdvisorCommented:
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macker-Commented:
SRPMS are specifically Source RPM packages.  They are the structured base version of an RPM package.  A Source RPM is compiled with rpmbuild to create a binary RPM package.  A SRPM is created from the actual file contents (e.g. a tarball of source code) and an RPM-formatted SPEC file (contains instructions on how to build the RPM, and how to install the resulting binary RPM).)
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