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Re: rpm on OSX Lion

From: Henri Gomez <henri.gomez@gmail.com>
Date: Mon 26 Mar 2012 - 10:31:24 CEST
Message-ID: <CALyUpY0eKriF38hutTaeKMhX+m9L3y5kdwqMszF9eTtrC5YFNw@mail.gmail.com>
I can't access cvs from my corporate network right now.

Did there is nightly tar balls available somewhere ?

PS: It will be great to get source as regular tar ball, .src.rpm is
not convenient when you don't have RPM installed (even if we could
still use cpio tricks)

2012/3/26 Jeffrey Johnson <n3npq@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.
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