Packaging Red HatΒΆ

Tested on CentOS 6, CentOS 7 and Fedora 24.

  1. On CentOS 6, refer to CentOS 6 for details on installing sufficiently up-to-date package versions to enable building FRR.

    Newer automake/autoconf/bison is only needed to build the RPM and is not needed to install the binary RPM package.

  2. Install the build dependencies for your platform. Refer to the platform-specific build documentation on how to do this.

  3. Install the following additional packages:

    yum install rpm-build net-snmp-devel pam-devel libcap-devel
    

    If your platform uses systemd:

    yum install systemd-devel
    

    If yum is not present on your system, use dnf instead.

  1. Checkout FRR:

    git clone https://github.com/frrouting/frr.git frr
    
  2. Run Bootstrap and make distribution tar.gz:

    cd frr
    ./bootstrap.sh
    ./configure --with-pkg-extra-version=-MyRPMVersion
    make dist
    

    Note

    The only configure option respected when building RPMs is --with-pkg-extra-version.

  3. Create RPM directory structure and populate with sources:

    mkdir rpmbuild
    mkdir rpmbuild/SOURCES
    mkdir rpmbuild/SPECS
    cp redhat/*.spec rpmbuild/SPECS/
    cp frr*.tar.gz rpmbuild/SOURCES/
    
  4. Edit rpm/SPECS/frr.spec with configuration as needed.

    Look at the beginning of the file and adjust the following parameters to enable or disable features as required:

    ############### FRRouting (FRR) configure options #################
    # with-feature options
    %{!?with_pam:           %global  with_pam           0 }
    %{!?with_ospfclient:    %global  with_ospfclient    1 }
    %{!?with_ospfapi:       %global  with_ospfapi       1 }
    %{!?with_irdp:          %global  with_irdp          1 }
    %{!?with_rtadv:         %global  with_rtadv         1 }
    %{!?with_ldpd:          %global  with_ldpd          1 }
    %{!?with_nhrpd:         %global  with_nhrpd         1 }
    %{!?with_eigrp:         %global  with_eigrpd        1 }
    %{!?with_shared:        %global  with_shared        1 }
    %{!?with_multipath:     %global  with_multipath     256 }
    %{!?frr_user:           %global  frr_user           frr }
    %{!?vty_group:          %global  vty_group          frrvty }
    %{!?with_fpm:           %global  with_fpm           0 }
    %{!?with_watchfrr:      %global  with_watchfrr      1 }
    %{!?with_bgp_vnc:       %global  with_bgp_vnc       0 }
    %{!?with_pimd:          %global  with_pimd          1 }
    %{!?with_rpki:          %global  with_rpki          0 }
    
  5. Build the RPM:

    rpmbuild --define "_topdir `pwd`/rpmbuild" -ba rpmbuild/SPECS/frr.spec
    

    If building with RPKI, then download and install the additional RPKI packages from https://ci1.netdef.org/browse/RPKI-RTRLIB/latestSuccessful/artifact

If all works correctly, then you should end up with the RPMs under rpmbuild/RPMS and the source RPM under rpmbuild/SRPMS.