[CentOS] spec file frustration (rant)

Wed Dec 14 10:42:35 UTC 2016
Leonard den Ottolander <leonard at den.ottolander.nl>

Hello Alice,

On Tue, 2016-12-13 at 14:16 -0800, Alice Wonder wrote:
> I'm getting spec files from centos git which is really convenient when 
> the related source is easy to find. But some things - e.g. from a spec file
> # How to create the source tarball:
> #
> # git clone git://git.fedorahosted.org/git/python-rhsm.git/
> # cd client/python-rhsm
> # tito build --tag python-rhsm-$VERSION-$RELEASE --tgz

Seems like a valid issue to take upstream. Especially since Red Hat now
uses the centos repo to provide their sources to the public.

It is possible to get a free RH developer account (speaking of
transparency, it took me a while to find the right banner to click on to
actually get that free account ;p ), but the source code is only
provided as 2 dvds and it is unclear to me where to find sources for
updated packages. Or perhaps you have to download 2 dvds every time they
update that image. Ouch.


mount -t life -o ro /dev/dna /genetic/research