[techtalk] Slackware and RPM

Laurel Fan lf25+ at andrew.cmu.edu
Mon Dec 6 13:55:04 EST 1999

Excerpts from linuxchix: 6-Dec-99 Re: [techtalk] Slackware an.. by Nils
Philippsen at wombat.d 
> Unless you count perl as a normal unix tool. On
> http://www.iagora.com/~espel/rpm2cpio you can see how to grab the cpio.gz
> out of the rpm in perl -- rpm is just a cpio.gz with a header.

Well, technically, you do have to write a program to do so.  Could say
you can do anything with normal unix tools, since cc is a normal unix
tool :) I guess I could technically use od and split out the header as

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