[Opendnssec-user] Re: Summary of the RPM subject

Ville Mattila vmattila at csc.fi
Thu May 20 11:37:20 UTC 2010


On Thu, 20 May 2010, Tim Verhoeven wrote:

> I'm Tim Verhoeven. Besides my day-job at DNS.be (the .be TLD where we
> will also be implementing DNSSEC) I am also a team-member of the
> CentOS project. Therefore I can help getting OpenDNSSEC rpms into the
> CentOS repositories.


> I've also done a little work on making RPMS for SoftHSM (not yet for
> OpenDNSSEC), but what is the current status/plan and how will the
> sqlite issue (the fact that a newer version is needed) be handled ? To
> get it into the CentOS repos some guidelines will need to be followed.
> I willing to help, so what can I do ?

Personally I would prefer a separate package, for example
opendnssec-sqlite, for the SQLite libraries and dynamically linking
OpenDNSSEC tools against it e.g. by hiding the actual binaries in
/usr/libexec/opendnssec/ and placing wrapper shell script(s) in /usr/bin/
instead which would export the appropriate LD_LIBRARY_PATH environment

Another option would be to correct RPATH with chrpath in the binaries after
compilation, but I've understood playing with RPATH in generally should
be avoided.

The third option (and the one we're currently managed to get
OpenDNSSEC 1.0 running properly on RHEL5.5) is to build new-enough
SQLite together with OpenDNSSEC and statically link SQLite
libraries into OpenDNSSEC binaries.  But sure everyone would
prefer the other options..  Our packages are still available at

So what you could do is to choose an option from above or, better yet, 
think up a better one and start packaging.. ;-)

Rachid Zarouali <rzarouali at gmail.com> did create the rpmodssec
Git project at Gitorious.org to help with the coordination, but
personally I've not been able to use my work hours for this lately.
(But I will be next week.)


Ville Mattila, System Specialist, Funet network, CSC
PO Box 405, FIN-02101 Espoo, Finland, fax +358 9 457 2302
CSC is the Finnish IT Center for Science, http://www.csc.fi/, email:
ville.mattila at csc.fi

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