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How to extract files from an RPM package on Linux

Nov 28, 2016, 12:00 (0 Talkback[s])
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An RPM package contains a set of files, typically compiled software binaries, libraries, and their development source files. These files are packaged in a cpio archive format, and finally wrapped in an RPM file along with any necessary package-specific metadata. This tutorial describes how to extract files from an RPM package without installing it.

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