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Re: Spec file help

From: Eric MSP Veith <eveith@wwweb-library.net>
Date: Mon 22 Dec 2008 - 18:31:16 CET
Message-Id: <200812221831.17131.eveith@wwweb-library.net>
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Hello,

On Monday 22 December 2008, Anders F Björklund <afb@rpm5.org> wrote:
> Certainly did not intend any blame, just that you might mention
> the context of your specfile (i.e. your "distro" and/or macros) ?

My fault, sorry. And the quotation marks are not needed: Even though it's 
just a company-internal distribution it is complete and not based on 
anything except my own knowledge. I had to state this just like a proud 
father, you know. ;-)

> Otherwise one would expect it to work on a basic rpm5.org install,
> such as the one (devtool macosx) where I tried it and failed... :-)

Well, I'm not quite clear how this is handled on the list. Jeff on some 
pourposes wrote that this or that is a vendor-specific decision, leaving me 
with the impression that to create a "proper" or "complete" build system a 
distributor has to get his hands dirty and create a set of macros for his 
build system.

> But if you have ideas, do bring them up here or on the rpm-devel list -
> maybe they would be useful for everyone and could be included upstream ?

What about provided a nicely formatted example spec file or spec file 
template that could be packed with RPM as additional documentation?

		-- Eric
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