[CentOS] building CentOS rpms?

Mr. X tlviewer at yahoo.com
Sat Aug 15 01:06:03 UTC 2009


--- On Fri, 8/14/09, Dave <dave.mehler at gmail.com> wrote:

> From: Dave <dave.mehler at gmail.com>
> Subject: [CentOS] building CentOS rpms?
> To: centos at centos.org
> Date: Friday, August 14, 2009, 5:31 PM
> Hello,
>     I'd like to get in to rpm building and
> am looking for a CentOS
> specific document if any to get me going? I want to
> repackage an existing
> rpm and give it different runtime options so it'll work on
> a server, and
> make an rpm at least one probably more, and then submit
> them to the rpmforge
> repo.

The rpmforge repo is independent (but much loved) from Centos. It has its own rules and mailing lists.

To get started you need a small toolset called rpmdevtools (found at Epel).
To make a buildroot in your home folder,
rpmdev-setuptree    Create RPM build tree within user's home directory

The bible for building rpm packages was written by Ed Bailey

Fedora has stellar docs for rpm building, compatible with Centos

To modify an SRPM, you need to extract the source to your buildroot first. If you want to change default values in a config file, then rebuild the rpm, you can use rpmbuild.



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