Centos 5 RPM Build Host
This is an rpm building environment for RHEL 5 and its derivatives (CentOS 5, Oracle Linux 5, etc). It is meant to be run as an interactive container rather than as a daemon. In theory, it should provide a building environment for RHEL 5 on non-RHEL-5 platforms, or provide for an easy clean-up once finished building RPMS - allowing you to keep your server clean of devel packages and the like.
You may want to edit the ~builder/.rpmmacros file to suit your details. Below, I map my personal copy of it into the container. Without, you can get a generic one there and copy it out to make your own personalization. (packager, distribution, and vendor tags, specifically)
Put your sources in ~builder/rpms/SOURCES, specs in ~builder/rpms/SPECS, and away you go. It's a good idea to mount ~builder/rpms on an external volume, since these containers are temporary use and you might want to keep these around.
"sudo su -" is set up to add additional packages as needed when building RPMs, and "wget" is included for getting updated sources without exiting the container.
Finally, http://www.rpm.org/max-rpm-snapshot/ is a great reference for learning about building RPMs with rpm-build.
I typically run this container with command similar to:
docker run --rm -it \ --hostname=buildhost_el5 \ -v /usr/local/src/rpms/SPECS:/home/builder/rpms/SPECS \ -v /usr/local/src/rpms/SOURCES:/home/builder/rpms/SOURCES \ -v /usr/local/src/rpms/RPMS:/home/builder/rpms/RPMS \ -v /usr/local/src/rpms/SRPMS:/home/builder/rpms/SRPMS \ -v /usr/local/src/rpms/rpmmacros:/home/builder/.rpmmacros \ guyton/rpm-buildhost-el5
Once up, you should start in your SPECS dir, and away you go.
Things to do
- Get set up for gpg signing
- Better linking with yumrepo container
- Add git if might start needing for source fetching