B. Recompiling an RPM Ready for Your Distribution

If your distribution appears in the list on Section 3.1 but you can't find the binary package for your platform (for example x86_64), you can easily create the RPM compatible with your system following this steps:

  1. Have installed compiler and development packages on your system

  2. Download the source RPM file (.src.rpm extension) for your distribution from Section 3.1. For example, on Fedora 5, the correct source package is this one.

  3. As root, do this command:

    bash# rpmbuild --rebuild [the .src.rpm file you just downloaded]
  4. Find the binary RPMs for your platform at /usr/src/rpm or /usr/src/redhat.

  5. Send them to us so we can publish them on this documentation.