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.
-- Les Mikesell [email protected]