This archive format is used as an installation packet in the Unix operating system for updating, querying, checking, deleting and installing software products. The RPM archive is a database that is comprised of a single base of program packets and a large number of small databases. The system can store information about packet modifications, deletions and installations.
This is a multithread algorithm for file compression, developed for maximum data decompression speed. It’s implemented with the help of the free Lzop program with the use of the TAR container, combining several files into one archive that’s placed in a tar.lzo compressed file.