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Old 05-22-2014, 09:23 PM   #1
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Build RPM from binary tarball


I'm trying to package Apache Tomcat binary tarball into an RPM package for CentOS 6.4. The idea is to easily install tomcat via yum from my private yum repo. I want the rpm to untar the tarball to a particular directory (/usr/local/tomcat); recursively chown said directory and finally install an init script. Yes, I realize EPEL offers a tomcat.noarch rpm, but it's not the latest version of tomcat.

This should be easy, but I guess what I'm trying to achieve is so outside the box of best practices I can't find any tutorials.

Once I have the rpm I'll be able to deploy tomcat via Puppet. Good times. Good times.

Thanks!

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Old 05-23-2014, 12:03 AM   #2
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I'm trying to package Apache Tomcat binary tarball into an RPM package for CentOS 6.4. The idea is to easily install tomcat via yum from my private yum repo.
You would normally build an rpm from a source tarball, not a binary tarball.
If you have a local copy of the source in an svn or hg repository, you would normally build a source package which would then be used to build the rpm, using rpmbuild and a spec file to detail how to build and package the files.
If you don't have a local svn or hg repository, then you can get the tomcat-src.rpm, and use rpmbuild to rebuild an rpm.
The src.rpm usually contains a source archive (tar.gz, or similar) plus the spec file, and possibly patches to fix any problems.
Have a read about 'rpmbuild', to get more detail.

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Old 05-23-2014, 12:57 AM   #3
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yes, rpmbuild is used to create rpm packages. You do not really need to rebuild from source, it is only a possibility, you can skip that step. The permissions are also set by the tool you do not need to implement that yourself.
http://www.rpm.org/wiki/Docs#PackagerDocumentation
 
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Old 05-23-2014, 07:03 AM   #4
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Building rpm from files : Actually quite simlple.

Create a spec file with the right file list, and run $ rpmbuild -bb file.spec
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Old 05-23-2014, 10:05 AM   #5
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As above.

Make sure you disable jar re-packing in your spec file.
 
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