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The Philosophy Behind RPM

As we saw in the first half of this book, RPM can make life much easier for the user. With automated installs, upgrades, and erasures, RPM can take a lot of the guesswork out of keeping a computer system up-to-date.

But what about people that sling code for a living? Does RPM have anything to offer them? The answer is yes! One of the best things about RPM is that although it was designed to make life easier for users, it was written by people that would be using it to build many packages. So the design philosophy of RPM has a definite bias toward making life easier for developers. Here are some of the reasons you should consider building packages with RPM:


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