New book on package management with RPM and YUM

Andrew Ford A.Ford at
Fri Apr 8 21:52:36 UTC 2011

On 08/04/11 22:47, Tim Mooney wrote:
> In regard to: New book on package management with RPM and YUM, Andrew 
> Ford...:
>> I am the author of the "Apache 2 Pocket Reference" and the "mod_perl 
>> Pocket Reference" (published by O'Reilly), and back in 1994 I wrote 
>> "Spinning the Web" (the first book on web publishing).  I recently 
>> started work on a short (concise) book on Linux package management 
>> with RPM and YUM, and am looking for volunteers to review the book as 
>> it comes together.
> Are you going to limit your focus to RPM 4.x as it exists on Fedora, 
> etc., or are you also going to cover RPM 5.x as it exists on a number of
> other distributions?
> Tim

I was going to restrict myself to RPM 4.x.  I have not had any 
experience of RPM 5.x, and as I understand it RHEL (plus Centos, 
Scientific Linux, etc), Fedora and SUSE all use 4.x.


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