[CentOS] Building packages using RPMBUILD

Thu Dec 16 15:18:59 UTC 2010
Keith Roberts <keith at karsites.net>

Moved from a previous thread :)

On Thu, 16 Dec 2010, John Hodrien wrote:

> To: CentOS mailing list <centos at centos.org>
> From: John Hodrien <J.H.Hodrien at leeds.ac.uk>
> Subject: Re: [CentOS] Stripping silent periods from MP3s
> On Thu, 16 Dec 2010, Keith Roberts wrote:
>> Thanks for all the responses!
>> I've read MaximumRPM from:
>> http://www.rpm.org/max-rpm-snapshot/index.html
>> Which helped me a great deal.
>> I'll start a new thread regarding using RPM to build
>> packages.
> You'll find MaximumRPM will have taught you a whole lot 
> you didn't need to know (not that this is a bad thing). 
> In this case, it really should have been a case of:
> yum install lame
> wget src.rpm
> rpmbuild --rebuild src.rpm
> rpm -Uvh --force shiny-new-binary.rpm
> No twiddling with the spec file was required, as it 
> already auto-detected the presence of lame.
> jh

Thanks for that John.

I read MaxRPM once before, so just going over the build part 
again. I want to be able to build my own Linux/Centos RPM's, 
and then post them on my website. May even make a 3rd party 
repo. I obviously know the ./configure, make, make install 
and autoconf and automake stuff, so doing RPM's and a repo 
should not be that difficult to work out.

Kind Regards,

Keith Roberts

In theory, theory and practice are the same;
in practice they are not.

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