[CentOS] [Fwd: Re: Another rpm question re %make]

Tue Mar 31 22:44:21 UTC 2009
Les Mikesell <lesmikesell at gmail.com>

Ross Walker wrote:
> To do that you can try issuing an 'arch i386 rpmbuild -ba -- 
> target=i386 <your spec file>' the 'arch i386' sets up the environment  
> to report the machine is i386. That doesn't work everywhere, that is  
> why mock or Xen or VMware with a full i386 environment is the  
> recommended approach.
> Personnally I like Xen as it comes with the OS and using virt-install  
> getting another CentOS PV guest os is relatively quick. Others prefer  
> mock still others VMware. Only mock and Xen can do it in a text-only  
> setup.

VMware server needs the X libs installed, but doesn't need X to be 
running on the host itself.   You can connect VMware console from some 
other machine if you need access to the virtual guest's console.

   Les Mikesell
    lesmikesell at gmail.com