RPM : Build a binary RPM package from sources on Red Hat
Building a RPM is not a complicated task, even from sources files. In my job I had to compil Open On Load kernel module and package it.
The problem is when you want to deploy this kernel module on several production servers and you don't want to have all development tools installed on all production servers. This is the documentation I've made to create RPMs with binaries from sources.
It is better to test compilation before trying to package it (just to be sure it works).
So You need to have a Red Hat with development tools installed to compil Open On Load module :
yum groupinstall "Development Tools"
Now we can compil :
wget http://www.openonload.org/download/openonload-201104.tgz tar -xzf openonload-201104.tgz rm -f openonload-201104.tgz cd openonload-201104 ./scripts/onload_install
3 Create package
Now let's build a binary RPMS from the source RPM :
cd .. tar -cf openonload-201104.tgz openonload-201104 rpmbuild -ts openonload-201104.tgz cd /root/rpmbuild/SRPMS/ rpmbuild --rebuild openonload-201104-1.src.rpm
You now have got packages in /root/rpmbuild/RPMS/x86_64/ and can deploy them without any development packages on production servers.