Build haproxy 1.5 stable version RPM on CentOS 6.x

A Recipe for a haproxy 1.5 stable version RPM on CentOS

 Perform the following on a build box as a regular user.

Create an RPM Build Environment  Install rpmdevtools from the EPEL repository:
 sudo yum install rpmdevtools pcre-devel 


Install Prerequisites for RPM Creation

 sudo yum groupinstall 'Development Tools'
 sudo yum install openssl-devel 

 Download haproxy
mv haproxy-1.5.4.tar.gz ~/rpmbuild/SOURCES/ 

Get Necessary System-specific Configs
git clone git:// 
cp haproxy-centos/conf/* ~/rpmbuild/SOURCES/
 cp haproxy-centos/spec/* ~/rpmbuild/SPECS/ 
 edit ~/rpmbuild/SPECS/haproxy.spec
 and change to the latest version at:
 %define version 1.5.4

 Build the RPM
 cd ~/rpmbuild/ rpmbuild -ba SPECS/haproxy.spec

The resulting RPM will be in ~/rpmbuild/RPMS/x86_64

install built rpm

 yum localinstall /root/rpmbuild/RPMS/x86_64/haproxy-1.5.4-1.el6.x86_64.rpm

Credits Based on the Red Hat 6.4 RPM spec for haproxy 1.4. Maintained by Martijn Storck
 Found at:

Configs and manual:


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