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Re: Changes to RPM area on web site.

From: David Summers <david_at_summersoft.fay.ar.us>
Date: 2004-12-30 00:11:17 CET

On Mon, 29 Nov 2004, Kenneth Porter wrote:

> Date: Mon, 29 Nov 2004 17:43:46 -0800
> From: Kenneth Porter <shiva@sewingwitch.com>
> To: svn-dev-list <dev@subversion.tigris.org>
> Subject: Re: Changes to RPM area on web site.
> --On Monday, November 29, 2004 3:40 PM -0600 kfogel@collab.net wrote:
> >> > A. the Subversion project only "officially" tests and releases
> >> > sourceballs
> >> > B. every link we provide is to volunteer-produced packages.
> Do you get a lot of demand for the binary packages? I rarely download a
> binary RPM from any but my distro's repository, and instead use source
> RPM's from 3rd parties. A source RPM should be as supportable as a source
> tarball, since it contains the same stuff but archived differently for ease
> of building in an RPM package-building system. In fact, if a single spec
> file is included in the tarball, you don't even need the source RPM. You
> can rebuild with "rpmbuild -ta tarballname".

I get requests frequently for binary RPM packages for Subversion.

However, I also have the source RPMs available as well, and even the
supporting RPMs in a subversion repository

However, since there is more than one SPEC file for the RPMs (because of
the different platforms), I don't think someone can use the "-ta" option
on the source code tarball.

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