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What the?

I like runit. A lot. I also like Redhat. A lot. What I didn't like was the lack of widely distributed RPMs for runit. Scott Likens made an RPM for version 2.0, so I thought I'd be a pal and take his RPM, update it to 2.1.1 and put it on Github for everyone to fork/clone/make fun of.

So, thanks to Scott for the RPMs and thanks to SuSE for the original spec/RPMs


  1. Clone the repo
  2. cd $RPMBUILD_DIR (On RHEL <= 5 this will be /usr/src/redhat, anything later will be ~/rpmbuild)
  3. copy runit.spec to your SPECS directory
  4. copy runit-2.1.1-etc-service.patch and runit-2.1.1-runsvdir-path-cleanup.patch to the SOURCES directory
  5. cd $RPMBUILD_DIR/SPECS; rpmbuild -bb runit.spec
  6. Install the RPM
  7. PROFIT!
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