[CentOS-devel] RPM Packaging SIG

Travis Paul

Tr at visPaul.me
Thu Jul 19 14:47:29 UTC 2012

On Wed, Jul 18, 2012 at 6:00 PM, Karanbir Singh <mail-lists at karan.org> wrote:

> Goals for the effort were to reach out and help other projects bring
> their code into a release format with rpm spec files that are of
> reasonable quality and release them into the CentOS-Contrib / Extras /
> Plus repos. The idea was to either 'adopt' something upstream, or to
> work with an upstream entity to make that happen.

So the aim is to have RPM specs maintained by the members of the
upstream project? Such that the project maintainers can more readily
apply patches/bugfixes? Just making sure I understand.

> I use the 'we' to indicate the QA team in this case, we've been working
> on the alt.bsys in the #centos-qa irc channel.

> Happy to answer any questions, and thanks for offering to help - there
> is plenty of scope to pitch in with.

I will check out the #centos-qa irc channel, and also start building some
of the core components that I rely on (php/httpd/MySQL) to get an
idea of the state of their rpm specs. I have been taking for granted how
much work and patches must be put into those specs.

Thanks for the guidance,
Travis Paul

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