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Red Hat RPM Guide
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1 17159 03-15-2004
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100% of reviewers $30.50 8.0

Description: The missing manual to the daily usage of RPM, and a guide to RPM packaging and programming.
Keywords: RPM package packaging manager red hat
Publisher: Wiley Publishing, Inc.
ISBN: 0-7645-4965-0

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Old 03-15-2004, 11:59 PM   #1
Registered: Jan 2004
Distribution: caos
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Would you recommend the product? yes | Price you paid?: $30.50 | Rating: 8

Pros: Full of information, easy to read
Cons: RPM with Perl was a let down

This book covers a lot of ground: background, usage, software juggling, inner workings, dependencies, building, and programming of RPM, the RPM Package Manager. It is much more up to date than Maximum RPM, but it has the advantage of being published in the Spring of 2003.

I was a little let down by the programming RPM with Perl section because the had written a previous book on Perl modules and I just love Perl. It is unfortunate that the Perl interface to RPM is not as complete as the C or Python interfaces.

If you work or play with RPMs, or just want to learn more about them, this is an excellent book to add to your collection.


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