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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.