Re: [FLAME WARNING] Linux Standards Base and Debian
On Wed, 9 May 2001, Ethan Benson wrote:
> On Wed, May 09, 2001 at 06:32:14PM -0400, Timothy H. Keitt wrote:
>> Its been a while, but if I remember correctly, RPMs are in cpio
> no there not, they are in a goofed up customized cpio format that
> cpio no longer recognizes.
http://www.rpmdp.org/rpmbook/node119.html says RPMs are some data + a
gzipped cpio archive.
There's a shell script at
http://www.ibiblio.org/pub/Linux/utils/compress/disrpm which finds the
start of the gzipped cpio archive and then extracts the contents.
Juergen Kreileder, Blackdown Java-Linux Team
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