RPM Development Tools
rpmdevtools contains many scripts to aid in package development. If you have any additions/fixes to the existing tools, please open a Bugzilla report against the Fedora rpmdevtools component. See also rpmdevtools upstream project page .
Before version 5.0 (introduced in Fedora Extras for FC5), rpmdevtools was called fedora-rpmdevtools, and many scripts had a fedora- prefix instead of the current rpmdev- one.
|rpmdev-setuptree||Create RPM build tree within user's home directory|
|rpmdev-diff||Diff contents of two archives|
|rpmdev-newspec||Creates new .spec from template|
|rpmdev-rmdevelrpms||Find (and optionally remove) "development" RPMs|
|rpmdev-checksig||Check package signatures using alternate RPM keyring|
|rpminfo||Print information about executables and libraries|
|rpmdev-md5||Display the md5sum of all files in an RPM|
|rpmdev-vercmp||RPM version comparison checker|
|spectool||Expand and download sources and patches in specfiles|
|rpmdev-wipetree||Erase all files within dirs created by rpmdev-setuptree|
|rpmdev-extract||Extract various archives, "tar xvf" style|
rpmdevtools when installed also pulls in (roughly) the explicit minimum build environment as defined in packaging guidelines , and contains (X)Emacs helpers that integrates rpm-spec-mode.el with rpmdev-newspec.
licensecheck (simple license checker for source files) used to be part of this package, but is in devscripts-minimal since F20.