By: mikewillis

August 6, 2010 2:07 pm


Building Simple RPMs of Arbitrary Files

Something I’ve found very useful when managing machines running SLED is building my own rpms. If I want to put scripts on to the machines I package them as an rpm and then if I need to update them, I can put the new versions in to the rpm, increase the version number and push that out as an update. This is something I do quite a lot but it took me quite a bit of reading before I was able to work out how to do it. Taking my previous Cool Solutions submission “Easy Running of Scripts at Boot and Shutdown” as a basis, here’s how I do it.

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By: jevangelista

December 16, 2009 11:56 am


By: ab

August 21, 2009 2:20 pm


LJDT: Installed RPM Size

Sometimes I find myself wondering how big an installed RPM’s files really are. Use a simple script to do all of the calculating of file sizes, plus see how to recreate the RPM from the system where the package is installed in the latest addition to Linux Just Does That.

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By: salal

November 16, 2007 10:10 am


Useful RPM Commands

Maer Melo put together a handy list of RPM commands you can use to install and remove software packages, update packages, and more.

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