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Old 04-19-2005, 05:38 PM   #1
wjleon
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How to make and understand RPMs


Hi there,

I am used to install, query or remove RPMs in my Fedora box, but now I need to make my own RPM starting from a previous one, so, I'd like to know how they operate? how can I make my own one? and so on ...

Thanx in advance,

Wilmer
 
Old 04-19-2005, 05:53 PM   #2
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try rpmbuild you need a spec file alot of tarball already come with one

man rpmbuild
 
Old 04-19-2005, 09:46 PM   #3
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Go the the RedHat website. Somewhere under Documentation, you will find the book (700+ pages) Maximum RPM. Written by the good folks at RedHat, it will tell you everything there is to know about rpm. You can study it on-line, or download it.
One of my greatest pleasures using Linux occured the day I successfully used the information in that book to upgrade my Webmin installation from .tar.gz to .rpm by editing the .spec file of my existing installation to a newer version not yet offered by the distro I used at that time.
 
  


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