Re: RPM for gnome-libs 1.0.54?
- From: Keith Wright <kwright tiac net>
- To: raul cantara com
- CC: gnome-list gnome org
- Subject: Re: RPM for gnome-libs 1.0.54?
- Date: Wed, 3 Nov 1999 01:41:05 -0500
> From: Raul Acevedo <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> Zach Frey wrote:
> > rpm -ta <tarball>.tar.gz
> > This should generate the source RPM, plus all binary RPMs.
> If this is all it takes to generate binary RPMs, then why:
Oh, this is silly. Zach coded up a simple-to-use procedure,
that doesn't imply that it was simple to code.
If you want real simple, what's wrong with (./configure; make)?
> 1. Does GNOME not *always* provide RPMs for every tarball release, given
> that it's so simple?
That command doesn't work on _any_ tarball, just on one that contains
a tar'ed and gzip'ed RPM spec file. Somebody has to make that spec file.
> 2. Isn't this information on generating RPMs from the tarball given
> someplace really obvious and easy to find?
This is just an RPM command with the build-from-zip'ed option.
It's not up to the Gnome programmers to document rpm.
Start with 'man rpm', if that doesn't do it RedHat sells a
book called 'Maximum RPM'.
-- Keith Wright <email@example.com>
Programmer in Chief, Free Computer Shop <http://www.free-comp-shop.com>
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