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[SOLVED] Difference between .src.rpm &amp

I know what are .rpm packages (they are precompiled for specific kernel and architechture) but i don't know the difference between the - .src.rpm & .tar.gz packages and how to use them. please anybody explain me thoroughly. thanks.
 

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src.rpm are source rpm's and are meant to be used to build binary rpm packages. tar.gz packages are usually just plain source code that would require tweaking and or creation of a ".spec" file which is what rpm uses to create rpm packages for redhat/mandrake et al.
 
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