How to install Pound Load Balancer latest version in CentOS 5

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What is Pound Load Balancer

The Pound program is a reverse proxy, load balancer and HTTPS front-end for Web server(s). Pound was developed to enable distributing the load among several Web-servers and to allow for a convenient SSL wrapper for those Web servers that do not offer it natively. Pound is distributed under the GPL – no warranty, it’s free to use, copy and give away.

How to install Pound Load Balancer latest version in CentOS 5

0. Install rpmbuilds packages

# yum install -y rpm-build yum-utils

1. Create user to build the rpms

# adduser myuser

3. Download rpm files

# su - myuser
$ wget -c //www.invoca.ch/pub/packages/pound/RPMS/ils-5/SRPMS/pound-2.7-5.el5.src.rpm

3. Rebuild rpms to make Pound rpm package

$ rpmbuild --rebuild pound-2.7-5.el5.src.rpm

this will build the rpm file in ~/rpmbuild/RPMS/i386 directory (if your architecture is i386, otherwise the name of the file and the directory will change accordingly)

4. Install Pound Load Balancer from rpm file

# rpm -Uvh /home/myuser/rpmbuild/RPMS/i386/pound-2.7-5.el5.i386.rpm

5. Restart Pound

# service pound restart

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