Patching an RPM - non source

devzero2000 pinto.elia at
Mon Jan 7 16:57:39 UTC 2013

On Mon, Jan 7, 2013 at 5:40 PM, James R Maxwell <jrmaxwell at> wrote:
> We are in the process of creating some RPMs and I have a question.
> If we create a RPM from non source code, such as derived objects in
> clearcase (such as module_a- and need to patch the
> items in this RPM, how do we structrue the patch RPM? and what do we call
> this patched RPM?
With o without source, there is no concept of patch RPM, in the sense
that I suppose you mean (exist in other package manager - mostly
proprietary) . Patch RPM was another concept in the past in the RPM

Whether you use a single package or subpackage, make the change in the
original spec, update the version,  and updates the rpm.

> Thank you
> Jim
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