k5di at zianet.com
Thu Nov 1 18:52:45 UTC 2007
Les Mikesell wrote:
> Karl Larsen wrote:
>> My opinion is the book is just as good today as it was 10 years
>> ago. The updates have been to solve bugs and make the code better at
>> doing what it does. And the way to make a rpm file has not changed in
>> 10 years.
> Does the book cover the split in functionality between the rpm and
> rpmbuild programs that happened some time ago? 'man' will show what
> each does now.
> Also, you really want to understand 'yum' before trying to do much
> with the lower level rpm commands. If you are trying to install
> something that exists in a yum-compatible repository, you should use
> yum instead of touching rpm directly, and if you are building rpms
> yourself for more than one machine you'll probably want to put them in
> a yum repository that all machines can access.
Well I know from reading man yum that it uses rpm and if there is a
problem with rpm then yum errors out. We see that a lot on this list. I
will check the book on rpmbuild programs and see what they and check
that with the man page.
Karl F. Larsen, AKA K5DI
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