[CentOS] tutorial or guide to write RPM Spec file

Sun Sep 23 02:57:25 UTC 2012
Kaushal Shriyan <kaushalshriyan at gmail.com>

On Sun, Sep 23, 2012 at 8:20 AM, Joseph L. Casale
<jcasale at activenetwerx.com> wrote:
>>Are there tutorials available in official CentOS documentation for
>>writing RPM Spec file
> See this page: http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/How_to_create_an_RPM_package
> There are a few pointers you should get used to and after a few you'll be fine.
> Don't build as root, do something like this:
> yum install rpm-build redhat-rpm-config rpmdevtools
> useradd rpmbuilder
> su - rpmbuilder
> echo "timestamping = on" >.wgetrc
> rpmdev-setuptree
> The vim-common package also provides a template spec, but I would suggest
> downloading some srpm's and extracting them and looking at the specs they
> have.
> wget 'http://vault.centos.org/6.3/os/Source/SPackages/postfix-2.6.6-2.2.el6_1.src.rpm'
> rpm2cpio postfix-2.6.6-2.2.el6_1.src.rpm |cpio -dim
> vi postfix.spec
> Look at a few, google the cmds you don't understand...
> jlc

Thanks Joseph for the reply with lucid explanation. really appreciated
and will definitely post questions to this mailing list if i get into
any issues.