[CentOS-docs] Re: Create page about rebuilding SRPMS and preparing
R P Herrold
herrold at owlriver.com
Wed Aug 20 19:53:09 UTC 2008
On Tue, 19 Aug 2008, Filipe Brandenburger wrote:
> Hi all,
> Sorry for the delay, the last few weeks were hectic.
> I have a first version of the pages:
> - http://wiki.centos.org/HowTos/SetupRpmBuildEnvironment
> - http://wiki.centos.org/HowTos/RebuildSRPM
> Let me know what you think. Feel free to suggest changes and
> additions, I'll be happy to change the pages according to them.
looks nice, although I remain unconvinced as to the
proliferation of essentially identical content -- I added a
caveat on the first page as to 'redhat-rpm-config', which
causes really herd to diagnose errors when absent (mentioned
at my prime page)
The restriction to CentOS 5 is unneeded, and potentially
confusing. Please set up a xen instance and convince yourself
that this is the case, and delete the limitation language.
-- I also question the piecemeal addition of first make, and
then gcc -- yum is well capable of skipping already installed
packages, and handling multiple packages at once. I am also a
bit confused at the mention of 'checking' items to install in
yum, which is a TUI tool without checkboxes.
On the second article, I am really against the mention of
multiple third party archives in that article. I think it
should NOT be in this artivcle at all. It implicitly endorses
some non-CentOS sources to the exclusion of others -- Dag, is
to my mind, a much stronger and better packager than the
average found in the second listed third-party archive. My
personal opinion, but that is the point -- this series need
was presented as articles to address CentOS needs within
In each article referring to Max RPM as a Bible, is just wrong
except in the sense that one means 'something ancient'. I
would point solely to:
as a single point of content management, and leave it at that.
that page describes some better external resources. I request
-- Russ herrold
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