Building a Box Backup RPM

It is very easy to build an RPM of Box Backup on Linux platforms. This should work on all Red Hat distributions (including Fedora), SuSE, and probably others too.

Given that you have the correct development packages installed simply execute this command (replacing the version number):

rpmbuild -ta boxbackup-0.00.tgz

rpmbuild will report where the packages have been written to, and these can be installed in the normal manner.

If you have never built an RPM before you should set up a convenient build area as described in the RPM book.

If you wish to customise the package you can find the spec file in the contrib/rpm directory.

Last modified 12 years ago Last modified on Nov 23, 2006, 8:16:56 PM