rpm question

rpm question

Post by Dmit » Fri, 26 Nov 2004 15:04:20


I want to build rpm with installation scripts using variable, which
value is passed at rpm installation time.
Additional requirement is that scripts should not be interactive. Is
there're some standard way to do it (e.g. command line flag to rpm -i)



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slackware box and i liked it so downloaded the rpm for redhat.  this is
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but...it doesn't actually seem installed because i get the "afterstep not
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