You wrote a piece of software and want to distribute it on an easy way through a yum repository? That can be done, by making in the first place an rpm package of your code.

In the first place you need to set up a directory structure. This can be done using the tool rpmdevtools on a rhel based machine:

# yum install rpmdevtools

Once you installed the software you need to setup the directory tree:

$ rpmdev-setuptree

This will install the necessary rmpbuild directory tree.

You will see there is create a SOURCES directory, you need to get your software source into here. Best is to copy your source code into this directory named like * namoOfYourSoftware-0.0* where 0.0 stands for the release version.

Once you copied your source code you need to package it into a tar file:

$ tar -cvzf nameOfYourSoftware-0.0.tar.gz namoOfYourSoftware-0.0

Once you packaged your source code we need to create a spec file in the SPEC directory.

When you created and configured your spec file the last thing we need to do is to build the actual rpm package:

$ rpmbuild -ba SPECS/name.spec

If everything went smooth you should find your rpm package in the RPMS directory.

To install your rpm package to see if it actually works:

rpm -ivh name-package.rpm

Now you have your own rpm package you can distribute. A nice and clean distribution solution could be your very own yum repository