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RPM building environment for CentOS 6 / RHEL 6
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Centos 6 RPM Build Host

This is an rpm building environment for RHEL 6 and its derivatives (CentOS 6, Oracle Linux 6, 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 6 on non-RHEL-6 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, 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_el6 \
        -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 \

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
  • Nat
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