3.23. Extracting RPM content

In particular cases, for example, if a package required by RPM is damaged, it is necessary to extract the content of the package. In such cases, if an RPM installation is still working despite the damage, you can use the rpm2archive utility to convert an .rpm file to a tar archive to use the content of the package.


If the RPM installation is severely damaged, you can use the rpm2cpio utility to convert the RPM package file to a cpio archive.

The following procedure describes how to convert an rpm payload to a tar archive using the rpm2archive utility.


  • Exécutez la commande suivante :

    $ rpm2archive filename.rpm

    Replace filename with the name of the .rpm file.

    The resulting file has the .tgz suffix. For example, to archive the bash package:

    $ rpm2archive bash-4.4.19-6.el8.x86_64.rpm
    $ bash-4.4.19-6.el8.x86_64.rpm.tgz