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IBM developerWorks: Packaging software with RPM, Part 3

Feb 26, 2002, 15:03 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Dan Poirier)

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"RPM is a widely-used tool for delivering software for Linux. Users can easily install an RPM-packaged product. In this article, third in a series, Dan explains how to run scripts when your package is installed or uninstalled, or when other packages are installed or uninstalled.

It's often useful to be able to execute commands when your program is installed or uninstalled on a user's machine. For example, you might need to edit a system configuration file to enable a new service, or need to define a new user to own the program that you're installing.

To get the most out of the advice and examples in this article, take a look at Part 1 and Part 2 of this series, which show you how to use RPM and how to distribute your work, respectively."

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