I'm spending way too much time backporting 1.6.17 work to RHEL 4, to
publish for Repoforge. So far so good, I'm working from Mike Bauer work at
plos.org, and tying it to my old Repoforge work for 1.6.x, and that's based
on Fedora 16 source RPM's on the last go-round. No big problem so far, it's
just a lot of testing changes one at a time.
But there are some side packages that just won't work for RHEL 4. In
particular, the "--with-kwallet" option isn't workable with such an old
KDE, and the "--with-gnome-keyring" won't build with such an old DBus.
(I've got workarounds for --with-kwallet for RHEL 6 compilation, but
--with-kwallet doesn't work for RHEL 5, either.)
I can disable them from package compilation for RHEL 4, but is there anyone
familiar enough with those tools to try backporting them? I realize RHEL 4
is on extended support only, but sometimes migrating people off of old
systems really benefits from access to supported source control tools.
Received on 2012-04-01 01:51:02 CEST