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Re: RPM5 on FreeBSD: hto* functions

From: Jeff Johnson <n3npq@mac.com>
Date: Mon 27 Jun 2011 - 20:18:58 CEST
Message-id: <455B91B4-0748-4CA0-9463-A3CB86D09CE0@mac.com>

On Jun 27, 2011, at 1:59 PM, Miller, Vincent (Rick) wrote:

> On 6/25/11 4:39 AM, "Anders F Björklund" <afb@rpm5.org> wrote:
>> The BSD and Mac ports are currently using 5.2.1, that is the pre-ACID RPM:
>> http://www.freebsd.org/cgi/cvsweb.cgi/ports/archivers/rpm5/
>> https://trac.macports.org/browser/trunk/dports/sysutils/rpm52/
> I would be happy with the FreeBSD port of RPM.  I did do an install of it
> and it did not install the rpmbuild binary.  This was one of the main
> reasons for downloading and installing from source…

Are you trying to build *.rpm's on FreeBSD? That is
doable, but the binary *.rpm's produced are likely
not going to usable anywhere except on FreeBSD (which
doesn't use rpmbuild) without a fair amount of work.

What problem are you trying to solve?

> Perhaps I'll setup another VM and give the FreeBSD port another try…

I can turn on my FreeBSD VM which worked with the "%fbsd8x"
build options in devtool.conf under buildbot's for several
weeks running "make check if there's really a need.

You can have the whole VM if you prepared for a 20+ GB VMFusion download.

I likely can reinstall and redo the entire VM and build RPM from
a cvs checkout in less time than the download takes.
Received on Mon Jun 27 20:19:21 2011
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