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A Recipe for a Redis RPM on CentOS

Perform the following on a build box as root.

Create an RPM Build Environment

sudo rpm -Uvh 
sudo yum install rpmdevtools

Install Prerequisites for RPM Creation

sudo yum groupinstall 'Development Tools'

Download Redis

cd /tmp
cp redis-2.2.4.tar.gz ~/rpmbuild/SOURCES/

Get Necessary System-specific Configs

git clone git://
cp redis-centos/conf/* ~/rpmbuild/SOURCES/
cp redis-centos/spec/* ~/rpmbuild/SPECS/

Build the RPM

cd ~/rpmbuild/
rpmbuild -ba SPECS/redis.spec

The resulting RPM will be:



Based on the redis.spec file from Jason Priebe, found on Google Code.