User:Delimiter/RPMBuilding

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Once the host(s) have been setup as per RPMBuildBox, building of RPM packages can commence.

For example, to build dnstop I need only to:

cd /share2/redhat/SPECS
rpmbuild -bb dnstop.spec

Afterwards, move the generated packages into their final destination

mv /share2/redhat/RPMS/i386/dnstop.*.el4*.rpm /share2/redhat/PUB/4/i386/RPMS/

Update the repo and repoview metadata (the whole shebang). Do this from c4 where repoview is installed and working...

cd /share2/redhat/PUB/5/i386/RPMS/
createrepo -v .
repoview -f --template-dir=/share2/redhat/PUB/templates -t 'Centos-5 i386 Packages by mdf' .
cd /share2/redhat/PUB/4/i386/RPMS/
createrepo -v .
repoview -f --template-dir=/share2/redhat/PUB/templates -t 'Centos-4 i386 Packages by mdf' .
cd /share2/redhat/PUB/3/i386/RPMS
createrepo -v .
repoview -f --template-dir=/share2/redhat/PUB/templates -t 'Centos-3 i386 Packages by mdf' .

Finally, sync the tree up to dango

cd /share2/redhat/PUB
./syncout

Note that the KID templates for repoview can be customized by copying the templates folder from the distribution into /share2/redhat/PUB then using the --template-dir arg to repoview.

Misc. Tips

Using the "Obsoletes:" tag in a SPEC file ensures the package replaces some other package name. For instance, openntpd could specify this...

Obsoletes: ntp


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