22 Jul 2008

Extracting files from rpm and deb packages 

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We ran into an issue where an init script was missing and we needed to restore the file.  The backup (of course) did not include the file we needed.  We had to download the package, extract the contents, and move the init script back into place.  Below are the commands used:


$ dpkg-deb -x <package.deb> /restore/dir


$ rpm2cpio <package.rpm> | cpio -idv

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