[CentOS-devel] progress?

Wed Feb 23 00:44:46 UTC 2011
Nico Kadel-Garcia <nkadel at gmail.com>

On Tue, Feb 22, 2011 at 12:39 PM, Bill McGonigle <bill at bfccomputing.com> wrote:
> This is a very helpful explanation; thanks Johnny.
> How are these changes codified?  Is there, say, a 'BRPM' file, with a:
>   BuildRootRequires: perl-XML-Parser

>From really harsh experience: such lines should, ideally say:

      BuildRequires: perl(XML::Parser) # in the .spec file

The Debian model of "apply these packages to the base tarball or
someone else's package" works pretty well, and the model might be
fasible for SRPM building. (I actually assume a structure like that is
already in place: it's the sort of thing I'd like access to, rather
than rewriting from scratch.)

It's really important that published SRPM's be complete for mock compilation.