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Building/Making a RPM

Posted on 2006-11-04
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Hello Experts,

Sometime back I have attended one interview in which I was asked the following question: How do you build a RPM from the source?  I couldn't understand the question, so asked. They asked, How will you make your own RPM; instead of using the standard RPM packages.  I had no clue and replied that I don't have any idea.

Now could you please tell how can I do that? Assume that I'm an intermediate in Linux.

Thanks,
Ashok
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The rpm pkgs are platform depedable that is  the i386 pkg is onle mached for X86 systems(intel pentium and celeron or AMD)

if we download a src.rpm then we have to build it to our systems platform



Building from a source RPM (SRPM)

Install the .src.rpm file this way:

rpm -i somepackage-1.0-1.src.rpm

This will create files in the SOURCES directory of your RPM building directory tree, and a .spec file in the SPECS directory. (mostly under /usr/src/)

Then go the SPECS directory and give the command to build the RPM:

cd /home/your_userid/rpm/SPECS
rpmbuild -bb somepackage.spec

Give the -ba option instead if you also want to build the SRPM. The binary RPM packages will typically be created in the RPMS/i386 directory (on a PC-based system).


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Thanks for the explanation !!
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