Karl Larsen 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
	Linux User
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