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A 'simple' chroot build environment manager for building RPMs.

Mock is used by the Fedora Build system to populate a chroot environment, which is then used in building a source-RPM (SRPM). It can be used for long-term management of a chroot environment, but generally a chroot is populated (using yum), an SRPM is built in the chroot to generate binary RPMs, and the chroot is then discarded.

You can find more information about mock at

mock source tarballs

Mock Branches

Mock currently has one active branch plus master.

  • mock-1.0 - This branch is in bugfix mode and is used for EL-5
  • master - This is currently mock 1.1 and is still getting features. It is used for F-13+ and EL-6

Getting and compiling mock

Resulting RPM will be output into noarch/mock-$VERSION-$RELASE.noarch.rpm

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