Schedule: RPM Packaging

Jeff Johnson
Day Sunday
Room H.2214
Start time 12:00
End time 13:00
Duration 01:00
Event type Podium
Track CentOS + Fedora
Language English
RPM Packaging

Increasingly, managing collections of package metadata is more important than building packages. This presentation proposes several possible implementations in RPM development that may simplify creating collections.

Several RPM development topics will be discussed:

  • using easily extracted XML or YAML markup to represent metadata in *.rpm packages.
  • generating Provides: dependencies during install, not during build.
  • adding user-definable extensible tags to rpm metadata.
  • automating package scriptlet actions through rule based triggers.