[Rpm-maint] documentation on internals; layout of rpm file?

Panu Matilainen pmatilai at redhat.com
Fri Nov 2 05:53:28 UTC 2007

On Thu, 1 Nov 2007, Paul Elliott wrote:

> How do I find the documentation on rpm internals; specificly how
> an rpm file is laid out, how digital signing is implemented?
> What does the guts of an rpm file look like and where is this
> documented?

rpm.org carries some documentation regarding the file format:

I don't think the digital signing is documented other than "read the 
source", you might find something in the doxygen docs:

 	- Panu -

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