On Fri, 29 Apr 2005 13:55:24 -0700
John Oliver <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:

> How would one extract the contents of an RPM file without actually
> installing it?

You can install an rpm to an arbitrary root directory (e.g. targetdir)
placing the package files under targetdir and the rpm database in the
targetdir/var/rpm directory with something like:

rpm -ivh --nodeps --relocate /=targetdir --root=targetdir package.rpm

Dave Looney

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