[CentOS] packaging local builds

Jose Alburquerque jaalburquerque at cox.net
Sun Mar 26 20:24:05 UTC 2006

Rodrigo Barbosa wrote:

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>On Wed, Mar 22, 2006 at 03:14:45PM -0500, James B. Byrne wrote:
>>I have built software on unix/Linuix many times, but now I want to 
>>move two packages that I have built on one machine to another (both 
>>CentOS4.2), and the time seems ripe to discover how to use rpm.  
>>The packages are subversion-1.3.0 and swig-1.3.28.  How do I turn 
>>the the results of the build process into rpms?
>>As I am a digest subscriber, the favour of a direct copy of any 
>>reply to the list is appreciated.
>	you are opening a whole can of worms here. RPM package building
>is not to the faint of heart. At least if you plan to do it right.
>	I would suggest you start at www.rpm.org. There are tutorials
>there. After you've got a feeling on how it works, you should get
>a few SRPMS from the CentOS repository, and see if you can understand
>them (the specfiles). It will also give you a feel on the particularities
>of rpm packages for CentOS (trust me, it will change at lot from on
>distro to another).
>	If you are in a hurry, you can always try to get the srpm
>for an older version of the software you want to build, and start
>from there.
>Best regards, and good luck
Also, the following links contain two articles from Red Hat Magazine 
that might be helpful (They certainly helped me!):

Better Living through RPM part 1:

Better Living through RPM part 2:

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