[Mailman-Users] Making an RPM

Richard Barrett r.barrett at openinfo.co.uk
Mon Aug 4 16:55:45 CEST 2003

On Monday, August 4, 2003, at 03:12  pm, Angel Gabriel wrote:

> I just wanted to find out if this is possible? I want to download the
> latest source code for mailman, compile it, and then turn it into an
> RPM, so that I can install and remove it when neccessary. How would I 
> go
> about doing this?

Its feasible but you have a reasonably steep learning curve ahead of 
you building your own RPMs from scratch.

A good starting point might be to install a Mailman source RPM from 
your distribution of choice and look at its .spec file. Then change 
that to meet your needs. If those statements make no sense to you then 
take a look at:


Richard Barrett                               http://www.openinfo.co.uk

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