In this lab I am going to use the source rpms of grep and jwhois to build them on koji server for fedora 18. First I had to create a certificate with the command “
fedora-packager-setup --with-browser-cert" And upload it to mozilla firefox in order to be able to access the web based koji system.
On the first run of the koji command, I was prompted for my FAS2 username and password. After entering them, the package started building on the koji server. It took a couple of minutes to build after uploading the file. Overall, I’d say it was a little faster than building with rpmbuild and mock but overall the speeds are comparable. Both packages didn’t take more than 2 minutes to build once they got uploaded.
I think koji is an excellent system for building packages for systems you don’t have access to at home.