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Re: [opensuse-packaging] RPM packageing is too much like folklore.
  • From: Pascal Bleser <pascal.bleser@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 26 Oct 2007 23:49:21 +0200
  • Message-id: <472260E1.4080700@xxxxxxxxx>
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Paul Elliott wrote:
Folklore, like every village has its own version of the story, slightly
different
from every other village's version.

Every single person has its own habits, actually.

There is plenty of documentation on writing a .spec file on the net, but is
scattered
across 1000 different web sites and mailing list archives. A lot of the
documentation
is obsolete in places.
You can not go to one place and learn RPM packaging, instead you have to go
prospecting
like an anthropologist to find all the information that seems to be relevant
to
your problem.

1. http://docs.fedoraproject.org/drafts/rpm-guide-en/index.html
2. http://en.opensuse.org/Packaging/SUSE_Package_Conventions
3. http://en.opensuse.org/Packaging/Shared_Library_Packaging_Policy
(in that order)

Every distro does it approximately the same, with enough differences to drive
one
mad!

Yep.

Will Linux Standard base or some big documentation writer ever come to save
the day and bring order to this chaos?

No.

cheers
- --
-o) Pascal Bleser http://linux01.gwdg.de/~pbleser/
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_\_v The more things change, the more they stay insane.
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