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In our example we'll build tar, so first off we'll download tar from gnu, the homepage for gnu tar is http://directory.fsf.org/project/tar/Tweet
[root@client11 ~]# useradd build [root@client11 ~]# su - build [build@client11 ~]$ wget http://ftp.gnu.org/gnu/tar/tar-1.22.tar.bz2 --20:37:37-- http://ftp.gnu.org/gnu/tar/tar-1.22.tar.bz2 Resolving ftp.gnu.org... 22.214.171.124 Connecting to ftp.gnu.org|126.96.36.199|:80... connected. HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 200 OK Length: 2094575 (2.0M) [application/x-tar] Saving to: `tar-1.22.tar.bz2' 100%[=======================================>] 2,094,575 2.39M/s in 0.8s 16:32:16 (2.39 MB/s) - `tar-1.22.tar.bz2' saved [2094575/2094575]The next thing I like to do is make a build directory for myself. On recent versions of fedora, rpm will build a directory called rpmbuild for you in your home directory. On older versions rpm will try and install files in /usr/src. It's probably better to just specify your build directory just in case. You can do that with the .rpmmacros file, the option to specify is %_topdir.
[build@client11 ~]$ mkdir rpmbuild [build@client11 ~]$ cd rpmbuild [build@client11 rpmbuild]$ mkdir -p BUILD RPMS/x86_64 SOURCES SPECS SRPMS [build@client11 rpmbuild]$ cd [build@client11 ~]$ cat .rpmmacros %_topdir /home/build/rpmbuild [build@client11 ~]$ rpmbuild -bash: rpmbuild: command not foundIf you haven't already done so, install the rpm-build rpm so you have access to the rpmbuild command.
[build@client11 ~]$ exit [root@client11 yum.repos.d]# yum install rpm-build Loading "installonlyn" plugin ... ============================================================================= Package Arch Version Repository Size ============================================================================= Installing: rpm-build x86_64 4.4.2-37.el5 Workstation 558 k ... Installed: rpm-build.x86_64 0:4.4.2-37.el5 Dependency Installed: elfutils.x86_64 0:0.125-3.el5 elfutils-libs.x86_64 0:0.125-3.el5 Complete! [root@client11 yum.repos.d]# su - build [build@client11 ~]$ rpmbuild rpmbuild: no spec files given for buildAs rpmbuild has indicated, we need to make a spec file, lets start making one now.