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Building Custom Red Hat Linux RPMs from Source Code

Posted by John

Sep 30, 2010 12:00:00 AM Linux, Provisioning, RPM

Using rpms is a good way to keep track of changes and dependencies. If you are using Red Hat Satellite, it can be much more efficient to push out a modified package as an rpm rather than building it locally on each machine. And it can be rolled back or updated easily as well. Previously I discussed using rpms to distribute Java related software. In those cases, the software was in binary form and did not need any compiling or patching, just packaging and installation.
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