Upgrade to 2.2.0

Fajar A. Nugraha list at fajar.net
Wed Oct 10 02:49:01 CEST 2012

On Tue, Oct 9, 2012 at 11:11 PM, John Dennis <jdennis at redhat.com> wrote:
> On 10/09/2012 11:55 AM, John Horne wrote:
>> On Tue, 2012-10-09 at 11:19 -0400, John Dennis wrote:
>> Unfortunately (?) the differences now between Fedora and RHEL,
>> especially in terms of Fedora using systemctl rather than SysV startup
>> scripts, means that using a Fedora SPEC file to build a package for RHEL
>> is generally fraught with problems.
>> However. I have this afternoon been rebuilding FreeRadius 2.2 using the
>> latest CentOS 5.8 freeradius2 RPM SPEC file. (Basically, using a SPEC
>> file that you know will work on the server, but replace the actual
>> source tarball with the latest available.) In this instance the
>> modifications to the SPEC file were minor, but one patch also had to be
>> modified. So, again, not trivial, you need to know a bit about SPEC
>> files and patching, but it did build.
>> I should add that for other packages this approach hasn't been too good!
>> The differences between code versions can mean that a lot of patches in
>> the RPM either become redundant or need modifying. It can add up to a
>> lot of work.
> Yup. It's probably easier to modify an existing spec file for a distribution
> than trying to move spec files between distributions.
> If you want the latest version and a set of RPM's is not yet available you
> basically have 2 choices:
> 1) local build using configure/make/install
> 2) local RPM build using a tweaked spec file

There's also:

(3) use the included specfile in release tarball

The bundled distro-specific recipe in 2.2.0 included most part of
distro's own recipe, with some changes necessary to build, and was
build-tested against RHEL/centos 5 and 6, Ubuntu, and opensuse. So it
should just work.


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