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cargo subcommand for building .rpm releases of Rust projects.


  • Rust 1.41+


Install cargo rpm by running: cargo install cargo-rpm.

Configuring a crate

To configure your crate for RPM releases, run cargo rpm init

This will create a .rpm/YOURCRATENAME.spec file which is passed to the rpmbuild command. Though the generated spec should work out of the box, it may need some customization if the resulting RPM has dependencies or files other than target binaries.

For more information on spec files, see:

Building RPMs

Once your crate has been configured, run cargo rpm build to build release targets for your project and package them into an RPM.

If you encounter errors, you may need to see more information about why rpmbuild failed. Run cargo rpm build -v to enable verbose mode.

Finished .rpm files will be placed in target/release/rpmbuild/RPMs/<arch>


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Cargo subcommand for building .rpm releases of Rust projects




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