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Maximum RPM
Taking the Red Hat Package Manager to the Limit

Edward C. Bailey

February 17, 1997

Copyright © 1997, 1998 Red Hat Software, Inc.

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Originally published under ISBN: 1-888172-78-9

Revision History

1.1, June 1998 (RHDL added, trademarks, addresses updated)
1.0, February 1997 (Original version)

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To Deb -- My lover, editor, indexer, and friend.
To Matt, who heard, ``Daddy can't play right now'' far too often...


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