[CentOS] How to encourage maintainers to update their software

Sun Oct 29 21:06:09 UTC 2017
Gregory P. Ennis <PoMec at PoMec.Net>

On Sun, 29 Oct 2017 14:40:56 +0100
vychytraly . wrote:

> Frank please could you explain how to create rpms for el7 from fedora
> src.rpms?

The complexity of doing this will vary a lot with what you're trying to
compile, but for userland programs like email clients, text editors,
games and the like it can be very easy to do in a lot of cases.

As Johnny says, you don't really want to do this with core operating
system functions since you can end up with a Frankenstein system that
might not work properly any more.

In many cases (more than a few but by no means all) you can compile a
Fedora rpm for Centos using the following procedure.



Thanks very much for explaining this process.  I would like to have
orthanc usable for Centos 7, but the epel repos only have it for Centos

I will give your outline a try!!!