The RUST suite is a toolkit for creating RPM packages to distribute software.

RUST is both a drag & drop RPM creation GUI and a "sandboxing" toolkit that allows you to do software installations within a chrooted environment and automatically generate RPMs from arbitrary source code, without ever seeing a spec file.

The sandbox is also practical for testing software installations or verifying the actions of untrusted program installations.

With RUST you can:

    • Create your own RPM packages with a few mouse clicks, without having to create SPEC files.
    • Create RPM packages for arbitrary source code, simply by doing a 'make install' in the sandbox and clicking 'makeRPM' in the GUI. This is quite pratical when you wish to distribute software on multiple machines or want the ability to easily remove software in the future.
    • Use cRUST and the sandbox (a chrooted environment), to test installations or to analyze the installation of untrusted software in a secure manner.

Rust is free and open sourced, released under the terms of the GPL. See the about page for details.



To run RUST, you need GNOME, GTK+ and the rpm and rpm-build packages (all of which are usually included in a typical rpm based linux install). If you want to compile the source, you will need GNOME, GTK and automake and autoconf



Download RUST rpm and install it as root:

# rpm -Uvh rust-X.X.X.rpm

If there are no RPMs available for your target platform, you may download the source. To install the program, the usual

$ ./configure
$ make
# make install

sequence should do the trick. If you are having problems: check the INSTALL file for tips or, if you've got automake/autoconf installed, you can run

$ ./
$ make
# make install

To run, just select Development->Rust from the Gnome menu
or Applications->Rust if you are running KDE.

Using RUST:

You may want to take a look at more detailed instructions on using the rust GUI or on using the command line backend, crust. There is also a specific section that deals with creating the sandbox and using the chrooted shell.


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