I am working on setting up some tooling for our Mac OS X build farm. We are using RHEL and Fedora in many parts of our installation and as a result there is lots of knowledge around rpm and yum. Our current deployment strategy is to create Mac package (.pkg/.mpkg) files that are put into a disk image (.dmg) file. We have a puppet resource type that understands how to mount the disk image and install the package file. This works, but makes software removal difficult and is effectively a heavyweight tarball.
I am evaluating different technologies to better deploy our software to our slaves. I have been browsing your site, but I have a couple questions. If there are published answers, please feel free to point me towards me.
1) Is Mac OS X supported? Does it work? Does it require spec file magic?
2) Does rpm5.org code play well with yum? Do I need a specific or special version of yum?
3) The production/stable/development versions links on the front page don't point to the latest version in the directory for each branch. What is the actual development version?
4) for versions > 5.3.5 and <= 5.3.11, source is distributed as src.rpm. Is there suggested method of building it for Darwin? I could use rpm2cpio + cpio to extract the tarball, but I wonder if there is something better.
5) Is rpm5 still under active development? The last code drop I see is from June, but previously there were code drops approximately monthly.
Thanks for your help!
Received on Wed Dec 21 22:05:52 2011