Tuesday, June 08, 2010

Hacking RPMs with rpmrebuild, 2nd Edition

Hacking RPMs with rpmrebuild, 2nd Edition: "A couple of years ago, I discovered a tool called rpmrebuild while searching for a way to reverse-engineer the files installed on an older Fedora system back into the original RPM package. Rpmrebuild is able to reconstruct an RPM by looking up the information about the RPM's content stored in the RPM database. If you want to rebuild an old RPM that is not easily available on the Internet anymore, or if you need to tweak packages for your organization's internal releases, or even if all you want to do is study and learn a bit more about RPM packaging, rpmrebuild is a great tool to have."