Provided by: deltarpm_3.6+dfsg-1build4_i386 bug


       combindeltarpm - combine multiple deltarpms to a single one


       combinedeltarpm  [-v]  [-V  version] [-z compression] [-S signaturerpm]
       olddeltarpms...  newdeltarpm


       combinedeltarpm  creates  a  new  deltarpm  from  multiple  old   ones.
       Applying  the rsulting deltarpm has the same effect as applying each of
       the old ones in  the  specified  order.  Use  the  -v  option  to  make
       combinedeltarpm more verbose about its work.

       combinedeltarpm  normally  produces  a  V3  format deltarpm, use the -V
       option to specify a different version if desired. The -z option can  be
       used  to  specify a different compression method, the default is to use
       the same compression method as used in the last of the old deltarpms.

       If you want to use a different header signature you can also specify  a
       rpm  with the -S option which will be used as signature reference. This
       feature can be used to if a deltarpm was made against an  unsigned  rpm
       which later got signed.


       The  implementation of combinedeltarpm currently unpacks the add-blocks
       of the deltarpms in memory, thus it needs about twice the  uncompressed
       payload size of the target rpm.


       makedeltarpm(8) applydeltarpm(8)


       Michael Schroeder <>

                                   May 2005                 COMBINEDELTARPM(8)