Running a bash script in RPM install

devzero2000 pinto.elia at
Tue Jul 28 20:43:44 UTC 2009

On Tue, Jul 28, 2009 at 10:42 PM, devzero2000 <pinto.elia at> wrote:

> On Tue, Jul 28, 2009 at 8:05 PM, Vinay Kalkoti <kalkoti.vinay at>wrote:
>> Hi,
>> I have a tar file which I need to untar and run a script which is
>> inside that. Is is possible to create an RPM package which will copy
>> this tar file to a location, untar it and run the script when I
>> install the RPM ?
> Sure, open the tar in %install where do you  want and in %post execute your
> script. But if you want to this why use a
if you want to do this. sorry

> package manager in first place ? What do you do in the script and with the
> tar file are hidden to the rpm, the content are no listed in %files section,
> so you have no value added from using it (RPM). Perhaps I have not very
> understood well what you want to do, but at me seems similar to what someone
> want to do to packaging some proprietary sw : in the spec  they install the
> original software somewhere, and list it in %files, and in %post install
> call the installation script, that probably install the sw in other place.
> Result: rpm  cannot know which files you have installed, if they are of
> configuration or not, the dependencies probably. In synthesis this a rpm
> that it is not a rpm, because a package manager is different from a tar : it
> contain metadata,Hints : what happens if you want remove a package built in
> this way ?
> hth
>> Thanks,
>> Vinay
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