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Re: [opensuse-packaging] packaging made simple.
  • From: jdd <jdd@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sun, 20 Aug 2006 09:14:44 +0200
  • Message-id: <44E80BE4.8040808@xxxxxxxxx>
Pascal Bleser a écrit :

Positive feedback is so rare, it's always welcome ;)

of course I know your engagement for the users, your experience is invaluable, thanks for that

It's just that I'm questioning whether jdd really wants to learn.

this is just not fair. You can ask if you want, but do not make assumptions like this.

probably you didn't follow the thread on the other list, sorry, there are so many opensuse lists it's often difficult to know what to do.

my goals are many.

First, I don't want to be a packager for big applications.
second, I use to be a writer aimed to beginners. not only beginner in Linux or openSUSE, it can be beginners on packaging also.

I know it's nearly impossible for an oldtimer to remember what was so difficult when he was young :-). We must also know that things change and than newbies from ten years ago and newbies from today are nor the same.

So as I said, I want to be able to make _simple_ packages for _simple_ applications. For this I'm ready to learn, but not to spend months becomming a specialist.

I know what I can do (don't think I'm over confident, I'm used to this kind of work) and what I can't. I think I have also a sufficient knowledge to understand and follow most clear instructions. When I can't, I immediately suspect the documentation is not that good. Not that good for beginners, of course, most docs are aimed to already used people.

however, if you want to have help, to have non-programmers become packagers (and this seems a highly desirable thing), you must have the doc I seek for.

so I will make a report of what I discover and how to be used by others and I think this report will probably be more important than the few packages I will be able to build.

and to go back to the subject, how can one better understand how to make a spec file than to look at a simple one?


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