[CentOS] best source for rpmdevtools RPM in C5
timothys at easystreet.com
Thu Sep 20 16:52:48 UTC 2007
On Wed, 2007-09-19 at 08:28 -0700, mark pryor wrote:
> I'm going to try this question again. The first time I botched it and
> the answers I got were useless.
> I want to use rpmdevtools to help with some packaging chores. There is
> no C5 version that I can find. I've located an SRC RPM in a location
> that is known to be C5 compatible. There are 2 versions of
> naturally I grabbed the highest version (6.1) and rebuilt it for EL5.
> The installation halted, missing a version of rpm-build higher than
> the base version in C5. It seems that rpm-build 18.104.22.168+ comes from
> FC7. This is the first time that I've seen an FC6 repo package that
> depended on something from FC7.
To use the 6.1 version, you need an updated version of rpm ( > 4.4.2 ).
FC6 uses rpm-22.214.171.124, which is a slightly modified version of rpm-4.4.2
from F7 (F7 uses python-2.5, FC6 uses python-2.4).
> rpmdevtools 5.3.1 builds, installs, and works fine on C5.
> I think I made the right decisions here (balking at trying to install
> a higher version of rpm-build).
> If you need to use rpmdevtools, how would you approach the problem?
> What source repo would you use? Is there an rhel5 SRC RPM? Where is
You can try looking at EPEL for it. EPEL is the rebuilding of Fedora
Extras, by the Fedora team. If you look at
http://download.fedora.redhat.com/pub/epel/5/SRPMS/repoview/rpmdevtools.html , you will see that the most recent version is 5.3-1.
Timothy Selivanow <timothys at easystreet.com>
Linux System Administrator
EasyStreet Online Services, Inc. http://www.easystreet.com
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