Hi! I am trying to to ask the packagers from repoforge for updated packages of ganglia and rrdtool and i got no answer on their mail list.. Does anyone have idea if repoforge is still active?
They off up their SRC rpms right? Grab the .spec file and have a go at updating it yourself. It’s sometimes as simple as grabbing the new src tar ball, incrementing the build number and running rpmbuild -ba blah.spec. Sometimes there are patches to merge or library issues, but I’ve had really good luck at that. Also, if you show up to an interview and say you build your own rpms for consistent builds and deployments you’re going to get a lot farther than most people.
If you get stuck look at http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/How_to_create_an_RPM_package, they have good links to IBM docs.
i already did this (for el6 – see below) .. i have the rpms, but at this moment would be for me too time consuming to learn how to make a repo. i imagined that for professionals (that did this thousands of times) would take very little time to rebuild the rpms and put in their repo (repo that is installed on all my machines)
well, on el5 doing the exactly the same things like on el6 there are some files that are not found (this is for rrd) .. so i was hopping to have at least some guidance.. (another bad thing is that i dont have a virtual machine for building and i tried this on an old production server (as an dedicated user))
In the end (when the importance of time for doing this will be greater than my current job activities) i will follow this info:
thanks a lot!!! easier than i thought!
You can also setup a “mrepo” daemon (rpm is in repoforge repository). It is not hard to setup, and you can have as many separate repositories or mirrors of existing repositories as you like. I maintain 20+repositories
(for CentOS 5.x and 6.x, for both i386 and x86_64: base/os, updates, extra, CentOSplus, epel, repoforge, puias, rpm-fussion, remi, …….., my own repositories for manually downloaded packages, what I have compiled, etc ). I use it so I can update and install my systems MUCH
faster (local LAN speed) and even if my internet link is down.