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Building Packages for Multiple Architectures and Operating Systems

While RPM certainly makes packaging software as easy as possible, it doesn't end there. RPM gives you the tools you need to build a package on different types of computers. More importantly, RPM makes it possible to build packages on different types of computers using a single spec file. Those of you that have developed software for different computers know the importance of maintaining a single set of sources. RPM lets you continue that practice through the package building phase.

Before we get into RPM's capabilities, let's do a quick review of what is involved in developing software for different types of computer systems.


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