How To Build RPMS on CentOS 7

Introduction Building RPMS brings fear to new Linux system administrators. The uncertainty of setting up the build environment and the SPEC file definitions and usage can be daunting. In this post we will hope to alleviate those fears and show how you can create RPMS for applications and other items on CentOS / RHEL 7. The RPM Package Manager (RPM) is a powerful command line driven package management... read more

Useful RPM and YUM Commands

RPM and YUM commands are used daily by RHEL/CentOS/Fedora Administrators and sometimes having a few more tricks up you sleeve for getting information from the command line are always handy to have.  Listed in this post are 14 useful commands for RPM and YUM. 1. Getting rpm to display architecture This one is a pretty simple tip, and very useful especially for people using x86_64 systems. Just one line in... read more

How to Create RPM’s from CPAN modules using Cpan2rpm

You know how it is sometimes working on corporate servers that are in DMZ’s and have firewalls blocking them from accessing Internet and getting to modules, programs and such. You can’t directly and you find ways around to get the files to the systems, that’s a good thing and just part of being an admin. Thus is the case in this instance with installing a CPAN program on an RHEL server.... read more