Creating RPMS with fpm and docker

Now and again, you need to create RPMS of third-party tools, such as Python libraries or Ruby gems.  The most effective (and best!) way to do this is with fpm. Historically, I have built RPMS using a few dedicated virtual machines for CentOS5 and CentOS6-specific builds. These virtual machines have gotten crufty with all the various libraries installed. Wouldn’t it be nice to have […]

Tips: See the contents of an RPM post-install script

Today I had the need to look at’s post-install scripts for MySQL Advanced. Unfortunately, I was lazy not having quick and easy access to the specfile, I used my blackbelt in Google-fu to figure out that it was simpler than I thought. In my case, I had already installed the RPM. All I needed […]