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    SubjectRe: RPMs :o(

    On Tue, 19 May 1998, Alex Buell wrote:

    > I've just been given a .RPM - no tar.gz packages available :o( Is there a
    > rpm to tar.gz converter out there?

    RPMs are basically gzipped cpio archives with a header.

    If you search the file for the byte 0x1f followed by 0x8b (these bytes
    mark a gzip file) and remove everything that precedes them, you will be
    left a gzipped cpio archive, which you can then unzip and unpack.


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