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:
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