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Creating a Package from Source

RPM packages allow easy distribution through an organization by allowing the use of YUM repositories. You can use them to build custom packages or in-house modifications to existing packages. In this lab, we will build simple packages to help you understand the process.

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Clock icon Intermediate
Clock icon 30m
Clock icon Nov 12, 2018

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Table of Contents

  1. Challenge

    Verify the `rpmbuild` Tools Are Installed Correctly

    Install the rpmbuild software to package the script:

    yum install rpmdevtools -y
  2. Challenge

    Verify the Package Is Installed Correctly

    1. Once the build is complete, install the package:

      yum install ../RPMS/x86_64/myscript-1.0-1.el7.x86_64.rpm
    2. Once installed, run:


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