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Re: [Fwd: rpm and patching]



Hello,
Please see inline.

Matthew Miller wrote:

> On Mon, Mar 24, 2003 at 06:56:54PM +0530, Manjula wrote:
> > With RPM packaging, I will not be able to deploy patches i.e., only the
> > modified files.
>
> There is no way to distribute binary patches via RPM, at least not using the
> standard RPM.

If standard RPM does not support this, how else or what other support is there
to do this?

>
>
> > I have to ship the full package but the user with -U option can only
> > install the modified files.
>
> Only the files you build are in the RPM, yes.
>
> > I did see some "patch" command which can be used in the header section
> > i.e.,
> > preamble section.
> > Will I be able to build patch from this?
>
> This is used to include *source* patches.
>
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