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How to package proprietary software

How to package proprietary software

nicubunu_PackageI like to work with open source code. But it is not always possible. Sometimes you have to deal with proprietary code. And sometimes you have to distribute it. I like to distribute software as RPM package because it allows me to put together patches, post-install scripts and configuration files. But how can I create and distribute proprietary software without violating license? The answer is “nosrc.rpm“.

For example – let assume that you want to distribute Oracle Database Server with your custom settings and patches. The oracle-server.spec file may look like this:

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