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Chapter 18. Creating Subpackages

In this chapter, we will explore one of RPM's more interesting capabilities: the capability to create subpackages.

What Are Subpackages?

Very simply put, a subpackage is one of several package files created from a single spec file. RPM has the ability to create a main package, along with one or more subpackages. Subpackages may also be created without the main package. It's all up to the package builder.