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Old 07-19-2006, 03:33 AM   #1
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Question on RPM


I am a semi newbie to creating a RPM for Linux. I search so many sites in web for get a tutorial about creating RPM. Yes, I have now some tutorial but that all are not so clear to me.

To create a RPM, I have to write spec file where all information is gathered about the installation process. But that’s not my point, my point is how can I add my own files like apache-tom-5.0.tar.gz and test.war, in the rpm?

I need basic information about that.
 
Old 07-19-2006, 04:51 AM   #2
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Did you mean rpmbuild or are we talking about different things here? It's been a long time since I last dealt with rpms so I might be wrong. Though I do remember that creating an rpm package seemed to be a difficult task since no good tutorials, advices nor other info was easy to find.
 
Old 07-19-2006, 04:59 AM   #3
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If they don't need to be processed at %setup or %build time, then at %install time just copy files from your $RPM_SOURCE_DIR to the appropriate $RPM_BUILD_ROOT subdir.


I do remember that creating an rpm package seemed to be a difficult task
Not really, no.
 
Old 07-19-2006, 05:02 AM   #4
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If you need good tutorials for building rpms, then take a look at the Max rpm book available at rpm.org. Also take a look at the Fedora Developers Guide as well as the Fedora Project wiki.

As for including your own files in rpms, you include them as patches.
 
Old 07-19-2006, 05:21 AM   #5
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If they don't need to be processed at %setup or %build time, then at %install time just copy files from your $RPM_SOURCE_DIR to the appropriate $RPM_BUILD_ROOT subdir.
OK,so in this way I can add my own files.
Now there is my another question, how can I put own files in specific location??

Like I want to put test.war file in /usr/local/student location.

waiting for another reply.

thanx.
 
Old 07-19-2006, 06:53 AM   #6
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Take a look at the Fedora developers guide line that I posted. Read the part about the spec file and what each section is about. After that concentrate on the section that says %files.
 
Old 07-30-2006, 01:38 AM   #7
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I want to build a rpm on jdk using the jdk-1_5_0_06-linux-i586.bin file. I know there is an option on rpmbuild –rebuild on jpackage’s noarch rpm.

But I like to write a spec file on it. Is it the proper way to solve??
 
Old 07-30-2006, 08:06 AM   #8
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I want to build a rpm on jdk using the jdk-1_5_0_06-linux-i586.bin file. I know there is an option on rpmbuild –rebuild on jpackage’s noarch rpm.

But I like to write a spec file on it. Is it the proper way to solve??
Sun already supplies an rpm for jdk so I am not sure why you need to make your own.
 
  


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