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Old 11-09-2011, 12:23 AM   #1
anuradha jain
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RPM installation


hey,

i am having a problem in RPM installation. i have downloaded a source code (hello-2.7)and moved it to a 'SOURCE' sub-directory which is under a directory named 'rpmdir'. i have also written a simple spec file (hello.spec) that included the most basic information only. this hello.spec file is in a sub-directory named 'SPEC'. now please help me proceed further as i do not know what to do next. i have been doing all this as root user.

Please revert as soon as possible.

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Old 11-09-2011, 01:56 AM   #2
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Hello and Welcome to LinuxQuestions,

First of all, what are you trying? Generate a RPM file from your source code and use that to install on your (or other) systems? Or are you looking for a way to compile your source code and install it on your system only? Have a look at these links, I'm sure they'll help you.

RPM Building crash course
Some info on working with source code packages

Looking forward to your participation in the forums. Have fun with Linux.

Kind regards,

Eric
 
Old 11-09-2011, 02:07 AM   #3
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i have been doing all this as root user.
big problem
You never build a rpm as root .
this is for fedora but should work on CentOS
https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/How_t...an_RPM_package

if this is Red Hat ( RHEL 5 & 6 ) then please use your user name and password you set up with red hat when you bought the REQUIRED license and search " rpm build" on the rhn knowledge base
https://access.redhat.com/knowledge/search
 
Old 11-09-2011, 03:23 AM   #4
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Dear Eric,

i am trying to generate RPM from source code and then use that to install on my system.... so i would be graetful if u give me a guide that describes the whole process step wise. i would not mind starting all over again.. as i am new to linux, i would like a more descriptive support.

Thanks-
anuradha
 
Old 11-09-2011, 04:13 AM   #5
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i am trying to generate RPM from source code and then use that to install on my system.... so i would be graetful if u give me a guide that describes the whole process step wise. i would not mind starting all over again.. as i am new to linux, i would like a more descriptive support.
we did
the instructions for fedora were posted
and a link that is on the fedora wiki
a bit old( for fedora ) but will work for RHEL5 and CentOS5
http://www.g-loaded.eu/2006/04/05/ho...ges-on-fedora/
 
Old 11-09-2011, 05:13 AM   #6
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Hi,

Here's another one, more generic for all RPM based distros, and in my opinion worth reading every page. I at least learned a lot from it.

http://www.gurulabs.com/downloads/GU...GUIDE-v1.0.PDF

Kind regards,

Eric
 
  


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