Systemd script

Josep Manel Andrés josep.andres at
Fri Feb 19 13:15:25 UTC 2016

You are right, I think I will give it a try. So I guess that I will have 
to prepare two packages (at least) if I wanna run it on a chroot env.

bind and bind-chrootenv packages.

And I think I should get the specs files from the 9.9.6P1 available on 
the SLES12 Repos.

Thanks a lot!

On 19/02/16 12:56, Reindl Harald wrote:
> Am 19.02.2016 um 12:46 schrieb Josep Manel Andrés:
>> I am not too confident to build RPM packages, that is why I wanted to go
>> for a normal installation from source.
> well, learn it, it's really not hard to do
> i learnt it the hard way that "make install" over years leaves more and
> more mess while a rpm package automatically removes obsolete files and
> the build process finally makes sure that it aborts if anything in the
> %files section did not exist after compile or a new file is not listed
> in %files due a upgrade
> you will notice that when you did a major upgrade which don't work and
> have no simple downgrade way
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> additionally normally on a production server you should not install
> compilers and devel-packages and on the other hand on the build machine
> install the service with a test config - so you can make sure it will
> work on the procution machine or find out what needs to be chnaged
> *before* your service fails
> you know if your systemd-unit works as expected before it touchs your
> server by proper testing and the resulting package pulls all
> dependencies on the target machine (at least on Fedora they are
> automatically added)
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> security: if something goes wrong in the build or with "make install" on
> the production machine you have no way to roll back, "make install" with
> rpmbuild runs as tesricted user and can't overwrite any files by accident
> in short: "make && make install" on production servers is a nogo
>> On 19/02/16 12:28, Reindl Harald wrote:
>>> Am 19.02.2016 um 12:25 schrieb Reindl Harald:
>>>> Am 19.02.2016 um 12:13 schrieb Josep Manel Andrés:
>>>>> Hi Harald,
>>>>> Thanks, but I suspect those are the files that come with the default
>>>>> system installation, but not usable (without modifications) if I have
>>>>> compiled it from source. Am I right?
>>>> well, it should not be that hard to adopt them for your needs or even
>>>> build a proper package containing all that stuff - only over my dead
>>>> body i would do a "make install" on any machine oustide rpmbuild
>>> BTW - why don't you just take the SuSE src.rpm, modify the SPEC file for
>>> the location where you want to have your own build installed and fire
>>> some sed-commands in the buildprocess to scripts and config files?
>>> that way you only need to swap the tarball, change the version number in
>>> the SPEC and have proper updates in the future
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