Installing a very old Fedora (FC6) in a chroot?

Martin Langhoff martin.langhoff at
Wed Jun 12 16:11:04 UTC 2013

On Wed, Jun 12, 2013 at 11:45 AM, Przemek Klosowski
<przemek.klosowski at> wrote:
> My approach for non-standard versions is to pull the relevant source RPM and
> just build it in the existing/convenient environment.

That doesn't always work so well. Try building an old openldap src rpm
(say, 2.4.x) in a current Fedora/RHEL environment for fun.

Modern rpm has deprecated stuff, and barfs at your (builddepends), it
has gotten tighter wrt patch application (so patches that applied with
fuzz now barf), and dependencies have moved and mutated in various

enjoy :-)

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