skip installation by meeting a condition in pre section of Spec file in RPM packaging

devzero2000 pinto.elia at
Thu Feb 17 12:50:29 UTC 2011

On Thu, Feb 17, 2011 at 1:26 PM, Fawad Ali <faw.studies at> wrote:
> Hi All,
>        I am new to rpm and to rpm packaging. I was asked to copy a
> war file from one location to another. through rpm. I packaged that.
> So what it does is like below.
> 1) Copy file to AUTODEPLOY folder in tomcat server
> 2) From the AUTODEPLOY folder the tomcat server picks up the war file
> and explodes it in WEBAPPS folder and removes the content from
> Now if I want to REINSTALL, it should first check that whether WEBAPPS
> contains the exploded war file or not. If yes, then it should display
> that package is already installed and skip the installation, if the
> web apps does not contain the exploded war file then it should force
> the installation process.
> Can anyone tell me how can I do that.
> Thanks for your help in advance.
> --
Dunno if useful but. In the rpm world exists a standard for deploy
java application ( and in particular

 Perhaps could be also useful to give a look here, more fedora
specific but useful IMHO


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