[CentOS] Re: packaging local builds

Rodrigo Barbosa rodrigob at suespammers.org
Thu Mar 23 02:13:05 UTC 2006

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On Wed, Mar 22, 2006 at 10:59:52PM -0300, Rodrigo Barbosa wrote:
> On Wed, Mar 22, 2006 at 05:23:46PM -0800, Keith Morse wrote:
> > >     I would suggest you start at www.rpm.org. There are tutorials
> > > there. After you've got a feeling on how it works, you should get
> > > a few SRPMS from the CentOS repository, and see if you can understand
> > > them (the specfiles). It will also give you a feel on the particularities
> > > of rpm packages for CentOS (trust me, it will change at lot from on
> > > distro to another).
> > >
> > The last time I looked www.rpm.org it appeared not to have been updated
> > in awhile.   Additionally, there is a rpm builder's list at RedHat's
> > site that was quite active and might yield some results on a search of
> > the archives
> Unless you are willing to read the source, www.rpm.org is one of the
> best resources. Sad, but true.
> And if you are talking about rpm-devel[1] list, that is a common misconception.
> That is not a package builders list, but a list for the people who are
> coding rpm itself (main developers, contributors etc). You can get some
> help there regarding package building, because, if see, people there
> know how rpm works. But that is usually frowned uppon.
> [1] - rpm-list at list.redhat.com, rpm-list at redhat.com

Just expanding a little further on the rpm-list issue.

That is what the list was supposed to be. Unfortunately, since around
the time JBJ stopped being project maintainer, there is very little
talk about developing rpm on the list. And most threads are indeed
related to package building and such.

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