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Re: trying to build rpm for google gears



David Van Assche wrote:
Hi there,
I'm working with OLPC (one laptop per child) and am trying to port Google Gears to Sugar (running on Fedora 9) so that we can start working on some offline web based apps (like Offline Moodle.) Ive managed to get a subversion checkout of the source code for google gears, and managed to successfully compile it, noting down required dependencies and the like. It was suggested to me that I should post here to see if someone doesn't have some suggestions on building an rpm for mozilla (xulrunner 1.9) based extensions... I am aware that gears is normally packaed as a .xpi, but that wont work for the XO laptops... it must be a rpm that I can install system wide from the command line. Any help is much appreciated. I'm pretty new to building rpms, as I come from a debian based background, but I'm sure its not all that different from building debs...

Kind Regards,
David Van Assche
OLE Nepal and OLPC
I don't know much about building an rpm for mozilla based extensions, but if you need a place to start on familiarizing yourself with rpm's I wrote a tutorial in my blog <http://bradlongo.wordpress.com/rpmbuild-tutorial/> recently on how to create one. I learned how to package rpms myself from rpm.org <http://www.rpm.org/RPM-HOWTO/>. If you know how to make a deb package you shouldn't have too much trouble. Good luck.

-- Brad


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