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    guys in the spec file of an rpm , what does that tag means
    %files extra

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    Hi there,

    I don't understand what you are asking. The &#37;files section tells the RPM what files and directories 'belong' to it. As far as I know, %files only has the -f <filename> option which specifies a file with the filenames that belong to the RPM, instead of having to list them within the spec file itself.

    A good RPM overview is here:

    Fedora Project, sponsored by Red Hat

    Further information on the issue you are having would help.

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    sorry
    it seems that we can make sub package from the same spec file , and extra was the name of the subpackage.
    thx for the replay.

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    Cool - I will have to try it some time - thanks for sharing the info!

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