RE: rpm build person

On Tue, 20 Apr 1999, Erik Walthinsen wrote:
> On Tue, 20 Apr 1999, Fox, Kevin M wrote:
> > I have been playing with your cvs rpms... they are excellent. thay have
> > helped me out a bunch, keep up the good work... :)
> Cool, thanx!  For those who don't know what he's talking about, they're at
> > > > that he gets access? 
> > > I missed the message, but I'll see what I can do.  Who is it?
> Yeah, I have access and have started to commit various fixes.
> > > Do theyknow they should be modifying the files rather than the
> > > spec files?  Are they general changes that everyone will want in spec
> > > files (eg. making the listen to more configure options) or
> > > should they be kept separate (eg. using a different hardcoded prefix)?
> I'm doing my best to make they as generic as possible.  I'm going to start
> converting packages over to using files instead of spec files, as
> I have time.  I'm setting the sequence to SNAP in CVS, as it is with most
> packages I've seen, and relying on my snapshot scripts to set the sequence
> to something specific to my build environment.
> Pretty soon I should have a tutorial written up (with help from a friend)
> on how to lay out packages for building in GNOME.  Something that's
> specific to relatively simple GNOME packages but will eventually expand to
> cover the more complex cases, as time allows.  None of the tutorials I've
> seen on autoconf and friends are anywhere near as useful as they could be,
> at least in the context of GNOME...  Besides, there's still a lot of
> convention used in GNOME packages that's not written down anywhere except
> the source...

Wonderful.  Sounds excellent!

Best of Luck,

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