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Re: Experienced package builders: please test my first RPM



On Tue, 6 Sep 2005, Tony Nelson wrote:

> At 7:53 AM +0100 9/6/05, Paul Howarth wrote:
> >On Mon, 2005-09-05 at 14:14 -0400, Tony Nelson wrote:
> >> I've written a tiny utility and packaged it in my first RPM.  I'd
> >> appreciate a couple of experienced packagers taking a look at it and
> >> telling me about any problems. ...
>  ...
> >> <http://georgeanelson.com/apropos2.htm>
> >
> >Summary conventionally should start with a capital letter and not end
> >with a period.
>  ...[other comments]...
>
> >Package seems to work OK :-)
> >
> >I've attached a spec file incorporating these suggestions.
>
> Wow.  Thanks, Paul!  I'll get to work on it.  (I'll do it per your
> suggestions, and then compare with what you sent, to learn better.)

i've just recently run across a couple tarballs that incorporate the
python "distutils" utility for building their own RPM.

http://www.python.org/sigs/distutils-sig/

all i know about this is that it seems to work.  any comments on its
packaging efficacy?

rday


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