Varnish 1.1.2-6 RPM for Redhat EL 4

Fredrik Nygren fredrik.nygren at
Wed Mar 5 14:47:42 CET 2008

I'm sorry. This was the first time I built rpm packages . I'm newbie  
as you already know. I just followed the instructions here:

The bug caused us a lot of problem and we couldn't wait for the  
official packages. I hope we can do some kind of rollback when the  
official packages will arrive. But it solved our urgent problems.  
Unfortunately not in a handsome way. I'm grateful you told me the  
right way to do it.

The rpm build process failed without the gcc-c++ package (which  
contains of libgcc, libstdc++, libstdc++-devel, cpp, gcc and gcc-c++)  
installed. I'm not sure if the whole gss-c++ was necessary or if it  
had been enough with just some of the included packages.

<fredrik />

On 4 mar 2008, at 15.11, Ingvar Hagelund wrote:

* Fredrik Nygren
> If you're in need of newer rpm's, like I was, for Redhat EL 4  
> i386... Here you go.
> I called them 1.1.2-6 and the rpm files are attached.

To not break upgrades, please use a version naming convention that  
won't break Red Hat's upgrade algorithm.

A build of a pre-1.1.3 svn checkout should be named something like

... or in specfile format:

Version: 1.1.3
Release: 0.1.20080304svn

This makes it possible to upgrade to a newer svn checkout, or an  
upstream release varnish-1.1.3-1.

A patched build of 1.1.2 should be named something like

... or in specfile format:

Version: 1.1.2
Release: 5.1.mypatchfixesfoo

In this way, it's possible to upgrade from your built version to a new  
released version of 1.1.3 It's also visible that your patched version  
is based on a newer build than a current 1.1.2-5 and makes an upgrade  
to a newer upstream 1.1.2-6 from the varnish team possible. You may  
even add another patch, and call  
varnish-1.1.2-5.2.evenmorepatchedversionfoo and so on to ensure easy  
package upgrading.

btw, I didn't think you needed the preprocessor for gcc-c++ to make  
varnish build. Is this really so?


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