Farting about with RPM


Use at your own risk!!! Commands, procedures etc. described in this page worked for me. That does not mean they will automatically work for you.

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This is a document that gives some information relevant to building rpm’s by a series of examples.

Overly simplified RPM’s are compressed cpio files with a bit of meta data. Consider the following:


%_signature     gpg
%_gpg_name      Company Packager
%packager       Company Packager <software@ho-made.fake>
%vendor         Ho-made
%_topdir        %(echo $HOME)/rpmbuild
%_tmppath       %(echo $HOME)/rpmbuild/tmp
%debug_package  %{nil}


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