Installing the logcheck RPM

bible:/usr/src/packages/RPMS/i586 # rpm -Uvh logcheck-1.1.2-2.i586.rpm Preparing ... ########################################### [100%]

1:logcheck ########################################### [100%]

The RPM you have taken from source, created the spec file for, and compiled into a binary RPM is finally integrated into our system.

RPM creation is something that the distributors have to do for every release, bug fix, and update of a package. SUSE includes over 3,000 packages already, so the possibility of not having software that fulfills your need is quite slim. However, in the event that you can't find a package, like logcheck, RPM creation is a useful skill to have.

Ultimately, knowing how an RPM is built and what RPM authors can do with an RPM package proves useful when you are working with packages themselves. It enables you to see how dependencies, post-installation scripts, and file specifications affect how your packages work when installed.

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