Request to have a package rebuilt for the EPEL repository

Ken Taylor br549 at
Thu Aug 4 01:47:47 UTC 2011

I hope this is the correct place to make this request. If not, please
advise me of a better path.

I needed to install the application recoll on CentOS 6.  There is no
recoll package in the CentOS, RPMForge nor ELEL repositories.  I would
like to report that I was able to rebuild the Fedora 14 recoll package
and install the resulting binary successfully on CentOS 6  64 bit.  Here
are the details:

1 - Built a "developer workstation" in VMWare
2 - Configured it to build rpm packages
3 - Downloaded recoll-1.15.8-2.fc14.src.rpm and attempted to build it
4 - Chased down a couple of missing pieces ( yum --enablerepo=epel
install aspell-devel xapian-core-devel)
5 - Ran the rpmbuild again and it completed successfully
6 - Copied the newly built rpm (recoll-1.15.8-2.el6.x86_64.rpm) to
another CentOS 6 - 64 bit VM
7 - Installed the new rpm - no errors nor warnings
8 - Ran my tests on recoll - IT WORKS LIKE A CHAMP!!!

Please consider having this package rebuilt and added to the EPEL
repository.  Please let me know if there is anything else I can do to
assist in this effort.


Ken Taylor

p.s. I have installed the Fedora 13 recoll package directly on CentOS 6
32 bit. I believe that it or the Fedora 14 recoll package could also be
rebuilt and added to the EPEL repository.  Please advise if I should go
through the above process with CentOS 6 32 bit to confirm.

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