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Re: Tips for rpm newbie

A really good guide is Ed Bailey's book Maximum RPM.  It's very
comprehensive, and only takes about 3-4 days to get through.  One thing you
gotta watch out for: it documents rpm-2.x, and now rpm-4.x is out.  There
are a lot of minor changes in the way rpm behaves.  It's still a very good
way to get started.  Most Linux distributions use RPMs: RedHat (obviously),
SuSe, Mandrake, Caldera, and many more.  As for the commercial Unices, RPM
will work on those, but most of them have their own packaging systems.
IMHO, it would be better to use RPM on Linux distributions, and native
packagers on commercial Unices, because that's the way other applications
are made available on non-Linux platforms.

<abroecker@misag.com> wrote in message
> Hi,
> I'm working as setup developer. Up to now I've only developed setups using
> Windows technology.
> As we also have a Unix-Version of our server I'll also have to develop
> for it.
> This brings me to my questions:
> - Which way would you recommend to start with building packages?
> - Are there any good comprehensive books on rpm?
> - Can I use rpm's for AIX and Solaris? Are they common there or do AIX and
> Solaris Admins use other package management tools?
> - How about different Linux distributions, especially SUSE?
> Greetings
> Astrid
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