How to build RPM packages of Tupi
First at all, I want to share with you the resources I was reading before starting my adventure.
A very short version:
Advices and good hints:
This experience was done on Fedora 14, following these steps:
- Install the set of tools required to build RPM packages, as root type:
# yum groupinstall "Development Tools"
- For security reasons, RPM installers shouldn't be built by root, so try another user. In my case, the user "tupi":
# /usr/sbin/useradd tupi
- Log in as user "tupi":
# su - tupi
- Set a local environment to build the RPM package:
A new directory called "rpmbuild" will be created following this structure:
- Get the Tupi's source code and compress the directory:
% git clone http://git.gitorious.org/tupi/tupi.git
- Move the compressed file into the folder "SOURCES":
% mv tupi-0.1-5.tar.gz rpmbuild/SOURCES
- To create the RPM installer, it's necessary to write a configuration file with extension ".spec", in this case "tupi.spec". After some failed tries, I finally got a functional version.
% cp tupi.spec rpmbuild/SPECS
- Get in the directory "rpmbuild" and start the packaging process:
% cd rpmbuild
If everything goes well, congratulations! you will find the RPM installer into the folder "RPMS":
% ls /home/tupi/rpmbuild/RPMS/i686
If you want to test it, as root type:
A short-cut of Tupi will appear in the Graphics section of your Applications menu.
In the case of Fedora 14, I had to run this command additionally, due to SELinux restrictions:
# chcon -t execmem_exec_t '/usr/bin/tupi.bin'
Note: If you update the Tupi package from Fedora 14, it's very possible that you get the next message when you try to run Tupi:
To resolve this problem, run these commands as root: