[CentOS-devel] perl-devel package

Jeff Johnson n3npq at mac.com
Tue Aug 5 14:46:04 UTC 2008

On Aug 5, 2008, at 10:06 AM, Kenneth Porter wrote:

> --On Monday, August 04, 2008 9:30 PM -0400 Jeff Johnson  
> <n3npq at mac.com> wrote:
> The raw Subversion tarball has autoconfig stuff to make it adapt to  
> a wide variety of systems. Why is it so hard to get RPM to do the  
> same thing, esp. on two distros that are so similar?

Its not hard, see the trivial 3 line patch to a spec file to handle  
the adaptation
to a wider variety of systems.

But that misses the context of Joe Orton's reply in the bugzilla RFE  

The rawhide *.spec is targeted at rawhide, not everywhere, because of  
the branch
structure in use by Fedora. That has nothing whatsoever to do with  
whether Fedora
is "suicidal" or "RPM sux!", there's a perfectly obvious engineering  
explanation for
why the RFE was declined.

73 de Jeff

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