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Re: .spec files for RHEL 5 simply do not work for building RPM's

From: Nico Kadel-Garcia <nkadel_at_gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 24 Jan 2010 13:02:20 -0500

On Sun, Jan 24, 2010 at 12:43 PM, Mark Phippard <markphip_at_gmail.com> wrote:
> On Sun, Jan 24, 2010 at 11:47 AM, Nico Kadel-Garcia <nkadel_at_gmail.com> wrote:
>> It seems quite obvious that the existing .spec files from
>> packages/rpms/rhel-*/ directories have not been used in years. They
>> represent a considerable amount of work by David Sommers and other
>> contributors (perhaps including a few patches from me?), but
>> definitely need update. The contemporary version at RPMforge works
>> quite well, along with a few minor patch files. I'd like to urge
>> switching to the RPMforge format, ASAP.
> Why not just drop them from our repository altogether?

I don't know which "packaging" setups still work. Dropping them makes
sense, but a pointer should be left to RPMforge to say "get your .spec
files from this off-site location". It's also unclear to me what the
.spec files are that CollabNet uses: I'd prefer to see those
synchronized with other working .spec files to avoid duplicated

The other difficulty in leaving them out altogether is that there are
small patches from RPMforge which should probably be incorporated to
the mainline. psvn.el, for example, is handy, as is the improved
handling of "-rpath".
Received on 2010-01-24 19:02:55 CET

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