Re: [gnome-love] request for spec files

On Sat, 2005-02-12 at 04:59 -0500, Daniel Veillard wrote:
> On Fri, Feb 11, 2005 at 11:08:33PM -0500, Luis Villa wrote:
> > In a nutshell, i'd like to hack jhbuild to build tarballs and rpms,
> > but that would require pulling spec files for each tarball from a
> > predictable location in CVS.
>   I actually keep my spec file in CVS for my projects, though some
> seems to consider this "useless" if not bad practice.
> > It would also require someone with knowledge/experience in writing
> > spec files to volunteer to write up-to-date spec files for at least
> > some small number of modules, and get them in CVS, so that I could
> > test them, and ideally volunteer to help me with problems as they crop
> > up.
>   Problem is to have portable spec files, all major RPM distro seems
> to have their prefered guidelines and tricks,

You could take a look at the JPackage[1] project - they seem to be able
to create cross-distro RPMs for major Java applications.  Obviously
there will always be some applications that need to be packaged in a
distro specific manner.



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