Introduction to RPM
Richard Keech, firstname.lastname@example.org
RPM = Red Hat Packaging Method
Used by Red Hat, Turbo Linux, Caldera, SuSE, Mandrake, Yellow Dog, Red
Flag, et al
Designed by Eric Troan and Mark Ewing
Current version: 4.0 (new with Red Hat 7)
Package installation is completely hands-off.
Installs with reasonable default settings.
Additional package configuration is done after installation.
No distinction between core OS and add-on software.
No such thing as a package patch.
GUI: gnorpm, kpackage
no architecture: foosh-1.0-2.noarch.rpm
One source package file can produce multiple binary package files.
Red Hat Linux Reference Guide Chapter 5 (pkg: rhl-rg-en)
Maximum RPM (pkg: max-rpm-en)
RPM Howto (pkg: howto)