[CentOS] rpm spec files for ruby
Ross S. W. Walker
rwalker at medallion.com
Fri Sep 7 13:49:01 UTC 2007
From: centos-bounces at centos.org
[mailto:centos-bounces at centos.org] On Behalf Of James B. Byrne
> I am trying to package ruby-1.8.6 for CentOS-4.5 and I would
> like to take
> a look at the spec files used for ruby-1.8.1 that ships with
> CentOS. Is
> there any place that I can see these or could someone do me
> the kindness
> of sending them to me?
Download the SRPMS off of http://mirror.centos.org/centos
> I am also confused as to how one breaks out the component
> parts of a build
> into separate rpm packages. The source distribution from
> seemingly permits only three install options; all, no-docs
> and docs-only.
> How and where does one refactor the build scripts to create
> separate rpms
> for ruby, ruby-libs, ruby-devel, ruby-docs, rdoc, irb, ri,
> and ruby-tcltk?
> I would appreciate greatly any guidance here.
This is configured in the RPM .spec file and handled automatically
during the rpmbuild process.
> I have zero experience with creating rpm packages, but I ran across a
> reference to checkinstall in a reply to one of my queries on
> and have decided to have a go at putting an rpm together, for my own
> purposes if it proves beyond my capability to do so for the community.
You will need gcc, binutils, make, patch, rpm-build, redhat-rpm-config
and maybe gcc-c++ and stdc++ libs.
There is pretty good documentation on the rpm spec file format at:
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