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Re: rpm on OSX Lion

From: Jeffrey Johnson <n3npq@me.com>
Date: Mon 26 Mar 2012 - 00:15:17 CEST
Message-id: <4EF9A65D-2976-4766-A972-ECC4247AA11B@me.com>

On Mar 25, 2012, at 6:06 PM, Anders F Björklund wrote:

> Jeffrey Johnson wrote:
> 
>>> Adding a "rpm54" port would be the most straight-forward way to include it.
>>> I'll see what I can do about it, should be a copy of the existing "rpm52"…
>>> 
>> 
>> I'd be a bit lazy about rpm54 which is quite "active" atm. Meanwhile,
>> rpm-5.3.11++ is "production" and "stable" and all that good stuff.
> 
> Added both, "rpm53" 5.3.11-20110602 and "rpm54" 5.4.7-20120302.
> 
> The .src.rpm format is somewhat troublesome to port, but bundled
> rpm2cpio.sh and extracted the tarball in a post-extract {} step.
> 

For you -- in particular -- I'll start distributing tar balls again.

The goal is to illustrate the benefits of *.src.rpm's because:
	1) there's a non-repudiable signature on the *.src.rpm and
	(when I work carefully) a detached signature with verification.
	2) there are several components collected with the build recipe
	3) the macros used for the build (I only do rpmbuild -bs) are in the SRPM.
	4) there are (rather nominal) build metrics and --short-circuit "cheater" detection.

I.e. distributing through a *.src.rpm is actually quietly doing WYSIWYG
subliminal advertising of @rpm5.org warez.

But if it gets to be too big a hassle, I'll pop out the tar ball and included
detached signature whenever you wish.

73 de Jeff
Received on Mon Mar 26 00:15:21 2012
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