Category Archives: SBR600

Random blitherings of an SBR600 student.

Building an RPM with koji

Installing koji on your Fedora system is a bit of an involved task; the procedure can be followed here. After installing the koji software with: yum install fedora-packager and running the command: /usr/bin/fedora-packager-setup It was a straightforward procedure to enable … Continue reading

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Creating a Custom CentOS-5.5 ISO Image

I required a script to customize the installation of CentOS-5.5-x86_64 for minimalist installations in Fedora KVM. I wanted the option to install any type of server while installing as few packages as possible. The following files will create a usable … Continue reading

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Terminal Application for KVM Backup on Fedora

I Wrote this script to assist with backups when using virtualization in Fedora. Excuse any bugs, as I am not quite finished debugging all the code (delete is not finished). Any suggestions or improvements are always welcome, I eventually would … Continue reading

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Building a Fedora RPM with “mock”

The mock program creates chroots and builds RPM packages in them. To install mock on your system, enter “yum install mock” in terminal (as the root user). Details for the mock project can be found here. LoneWolf@LoneWolf:~$ su – root@LoneWolf:~# … Continue reading

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Building a Fedora RPM

The RPM build process starts with having the proper software on your system. I installed the packages below (as the root user): root@LoneWolf:~# yum groupinstall “Fedora Packager” root@LoneWolf:~# yum install rpmlint yum-utils Package rpmlint-1.0-2.fc14.noarch already installed and latest version Package … Continue reading

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Adventures in Compiling Open Source Software

I first downloaded the zipped files “less” and “wget” using links from the GNU software collection website. I started with building the package “less” using the following commands: root@LoneWolf:MakeTest# dir less-418  less-418.tar.gz  wget-latest.tar.gz Untar the files from the zipped archive: … Continue reading

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