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Tools for building RPM

In addition to the libraries listed in Table 20-2, RPM requires a number of GNU utilities for building RPM, including those listed in Table 20-3.
Table 20-3 Tools used to build RPM
Tool
Usage
Autoconf
Builds configure scripts
Automake
Used with autoconf
GNU make
Used to control building the sources
Libtool
Used by the autogen.sh script
In addition to all this, RPM works best with the GNU C compiler, GCC, and the GNU make program, gnumake, or simply gmake.
Cross Reference
The source code for all the GNU tools is available at www.gnu.org.