26.0 Creating RPM Packages From Tarballs

Novell ZENworks Linux Management uses Red Hat Package Manager (RPM). RPM is a powerful package management system capable of installing, uninstalling, verifying, querying, and updating computer software packages on different devices.

ZENworks Linux Management- Dell Edition supports the RPM format.

RPM Packages are traditionally created using a .rpm spec file. This is the native RPM method, and includes a number of steps, including building the software to be packaged from sources. This method is the most powerful and flexible because it can exercise all of the options available in RPM.

This section describes the simplest method to create a .rpm file. At the same time, it is also the least flexible.

The following sections contain additional information: