fun with RPMs

Rahul Sundaram sundaram at
Thu Feb 14 02:20:11 UTC 2008

Michael Klinosky wrote:
> I've been trying to fix a repository issue on a F8 machine. I was given
> a 'teach you how to fish' version of the process; I made some progress,
> but now I'm stumped. The advice was to find the RPM for this release, 
> and find the /etc/yum.repos.d file.
> I *think* that I found the RPM; on the dvd, in the directory 'Packages' 
> is "rpm-" - is that the file I need? (For a 
> download, it's .../os/Packages.)
> I opened it with the archive manager. My problem is that I can't find 
> that repos file.
> What's the story?

The repository files are not part of the RPM package. Usually it is part 
of some <foo>-release package where foo is the name of the repository. 
In Fedora, it is in the fedora-release RPM package.


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