Home > Articles > Operating Systems, Server

  • Print
  • + Share This
From the author of

Steps in the Build Process

The RPM build process includes four basic steps based on what a human might do to produce working binaries from a software base. These are referred to as stages of the build process:

  1. Prep stage—Extract the source files from a TAR file and apply patches that are relevant for the target platform.

  2. Build stage—Build the software by compiling the programs and (possibly) formatting the documentation.

  3. Install stage—Install the software on your system.

  4. Packaging stage—Bundle the files and directories for the software into a package.

This last step is unique to package management. Although automating the first three steps is great, it is the final step—creating a working package—that results in all the benefits of full package management (such as dependency checking).

  • + Share This
  • 🔖 Save To Your Account