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From: Ned Ludd <solar@g.o>
To: gentoo-portage-dev@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-portage-dev] RPM build changes
Date: Sat, 13 May 2006 05:56:25
Message-Id: 1147499700.23835.20.camel@localhost
In Reply to: [gentoo-portage-dev] RPM build changes by Nimish Pachapurkar
1 On Fri, 2006-05-12 at 16:05 -0700, Nimish Pachapurkar wrote:
2 > Hello All,
3 >
4 > I have been fiddling with Portage for a few weeks now. Recently, I was
5 > trying to get the RPM creation with ebuild to work a little better. I
6 > noticed that currently emerge does not support building RPMs, but ebuild
7 > does.
8 >
9 > I have added some code to emerge that can build RPM for a package and
10 > all its dependencies. It will optionally merge the package to the system
11 > or just build an RPM. I am basically making this work very similar to
12 > the --buildpkg and --buildpkgonly options.
13 >
14 > I am using --buildrpm (-r) and --buildrpmonly (-R) options currently for
15 > these two tasks. However, if those two short options are reserved for
16 > some other purpose, I am fine with changing them. (If so, please suggest
17 > different short options).
18 >
19 > If this functionality is likely to be useful to other people also, I
20 > would love to submit a patch.
21 >
22 > I think I have somewhat older version of portage. Which version should I
23 > build the patch against, if I have to?
26 2.1 is in a feature freeze right now. Everybody is trying to tidy up
27 existing functionality in preparation for 2006.1 But that would of
28 otherwise been the branch of seen it committed to. probably best to
29 give it a few weeks and revisit.
31 rpm support however needs more than a few emerge switches. The existing
32 package itself of rpm in the tree has a few problems and really needs a
33 maintainer. Also portage's auto spec generation is on the side of far
34 to basic to really be useful.
36 A while ago a user Peter S. Mazinger <ps.m@×××.net> and myself
37 discussed in semi detail a lot of the problems surrounding rpm support
38 and later he sent me some patches that interpolated nicely with the
39 existing rpm based distros. I mirrored those patches and they are
40 all tagged with the names of the portage-rpm-*.patch
43 You may find some of those patches inspirational to your work.
45 good luck.
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48 Ned Ludd <solar@g.o>
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Re: [gentoo-portage-dev] RPM build changes Nimish Pachapurkar <npac@×××××××××××.com>