RPMs are the basic building block of Red Hat's software distribution. But they are useful for more than just getting updates from Red Hat. Jim Wildman will share tips and tricks for building RPMs. He’ll cover building RPMs from source, and building RPMs for software when you don’t have the source code. We may also discuss Red Hat's new software collections offering and how it impacts users.
If attendees wish to follow along on their own system, a laptop (or a vm on a laptop) running a RHEL6 (or derivative) OS would be appropriate (Lab exercises are non destructive to the host system). Depending on setup and class time, there may also be a shared lab environment. Registrants are encouraged to bring a laptop with wireless capabilities and an ssh client.
My name is Jim Wildman and I have been hanging around Unix and Linux since 1985. I’ve made a living doing SunOS, Solaris, HP-UX, Linux and general technical consulting in manufacturing, retail, healthcare, finance and online environments. I’ve worked for some of the largest companies in several of those fields as well as mom and pop shops. I was an active participant in the Central Ohio Linux Users Group for many years and presented at OLF in 2009. After a brief stint in the oil and gas trading arena in Houston, I am now an Account Solutions Architect for Red Hat covering south Florida strategic accounts.
Jim Wildman, Red Hat