|Maximum RPM: Taking the Red Hat Package Manager to the Limit|
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The %package directive is used to control the creation of subpackages. The subpackage name is derived from the first Name: tag in the spec file, followed by the name specified after the %package directive. Therefore, if the first Name: tag is:
and a subpackage is defined with the following %package directive:
the subpackage name will be foo-bar.
The -n option is used to change how RPM derives the subpackage name. When the -n option is used, the name following the %package directive becomes the complete subpackage name. Therefore, if a subpackage is defined with the following %package directive:
%package -n bar
the subpackage name will be bar.