Creating an rpm from scratch

Reindl Harald h.reindl at
Thu Mar 21 19:26:11 UTC 2013

Am 21.03.2013 19:55, schrieb Suvayu Ali:
> On Thu, Mar 21, 2013 at 09:11:08AM -0700, Alan Evans wrote:
>> On Thu, Mar 21, 2013 at 2:06 AM, Reindl Harald wrote:
>>> Am 21.03.2013 01:37, schrieb Bill Davidsen:
>>>> Reindl Harald wrote:
>>>>> well, and that is why i started with "unpack a existing src.rpm"
>>>>> and look at the SPEC file which is cleraly doable for packages
>>>>> which are only a few KB small and have SPEC files with lower than
>>>>> 100 lines
>>>> As I said before, there is no existing SPEC for this package
>>> do you really not understand what i am saying?
>> Having just read through the entire thread, it seems clear that you don't
>> understand what *he* is saying.
> Let me give it a shot.  Bill wants to package an application that does
> not have an existing source rpm.  Hence there is no existing spec file.
> He wants a utility that will help him write a spec file from scratch

so what - and i showed a simply example SPEC which is adopetd
within 5 minutes to build your own one - no utility needed
except a text editor

and yes this is how i learned to build RPMS which is now
one of my daily-business jobs in our own infrastructure

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