My irregular readers will notice I haven’t blogged in ages. For the most part, I’ve been putting that effort into writing a book – more about this next week – hopefully back to normal service now though. Recently I’ve been trying to bring an app running on a somewhat-old Python stack slightly more up-to-date. When this app was developed, the state of the art in terms of best practice was to use operating system packaging – RPM, in this case – as the means by which the application and its various attendant libraries would be deployed.

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