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Old 02-12-2008, 05:42 PM
Default Rpm-list Digest, Vol 48, Issue 6

--- rpm-list-request@redhat.com wrote:

> > From: Robert Heller <heller@deepsoft.com>
> CC:
> To: RPM Package Manager <rpm-list@redhat.com>
> Date: Mon, 11 Feb 2008 20:40:44 -0500
> Subject: Re: Making an RPM out of a commercial
> package
> At Mon, 11 Feb 2008 17:10:46 -0800 (PST) RPM Package
> Manager <rpm-list@redhat.com> wrote:
> I'm no RPM expert, but what it sounds like is that
> you don't want to
> actually run the vendor installer in the %install
> section. Instead, you
> want to 'install' the installer itself (along with
> the other 'static'
> stuff like the license file) in some place like
> ${DESTDIR}/usr/share/<package>
> and then actually run the installer from the %post
> script. Or something
> like that. I think there is a place for a script to
> run when
> uninstalling, where you would run the uninstaller
> (and you'd need to
> install the uninstaller someplace special as well
> and make sure that it
> is not removed before the rpm -e script is run).

Thanks Robert. (And also thanks for reminding me that
I need to change my outgoing e-mail display name. )

I thought of doing it this way, but then there is no
way to track, audit, and verify the files that get
installed. But the more I think about it, maybe there
isn't a way to do this with RPM.

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