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The first thing we need to do in order to build a package for cdplayer, is to obtain the sources. Being avid cdplayer fans from way back, we know that the latest source can be found at GnomoVision's FTP site, so we go get a copy.
We now have a gzipped tar file of cdplayer version 1.0 on our system. After putting a copy in the SOURCES directory, we're ready to tell RPM what to do with it.