put an unpacked .deb package back together

dpkg-repack firefox
If any changes have been made to the package while it was unpacked (ie, conffiles files in /etc modi‐fied), the new package will inherit the changes. This way you can make it easy to copy packages from one computer to another, or to recreate packages that are installed on your system, but no longer available elsewhere. Note: dpkg-repack will place the created package in the current directory.
Sample Output
-rw-r--r--  1 root    root       15193596 2012-01-13 12:29 firefox_8.0+build1-0ubuntu0.11.04.3_i386.deb

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By: knoppix5
2012-01-13 11:47:40

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That's handy. Does anyone know how to do the same with an rpm?
flatcap · 336 weeks and 1 day ago
Google says: http://rpmrebuild.sourceforge.net/
knoppix5 · 335 weeks and 5 days ago

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