RPM port ready
Thu May 1 05:49:00 GMT 2003
On Wed, Apr 30, 2003 at 09:19:09PM -0400, Charles Wilson wrote:
> A few notes:
> 1) /bin/rpm.exe should be in /usr/bin/rpm.exe. The location in /bin is
> probably a vestige of rpm's primacy in Red Hat Linux. I know that
> /usr/bin == /bin on MOST cygwin systems, but...
OK, I'll move it to /usr/bin.
> 2) /etc/mtab should not be in the archive. Instead, the postinstall
> script should check to see if it is present, and 'touch /etc/mtab' if it
> is not. (Directories are okay; /var/tmp/ and /var/lib/rpm/ can remain
> in the archive, exactly as they are)
Sounds good, I'll move it to the postinstall script.
> 3) Does the rpm package (and rpm-build, for that matter) --require--
> perl? usr/lib/rpm/Specfile.pm
Hmm, I don't know. I'll check on that.
> 4) I'm not *sure* about the ( /usr/src/cygwin/RPMS/
> /usr/src/cygwin/SOURCES/ etc ) structure. (I'm afraid of conflicting
> with existing user's "develop cygwin kernel" directory. Mine's in
> /usr/src/kernel/ but I dunno about others). Maybe borrow a page from
> the French Red Hat derivative and use ( /usr/src/RPM/RPMS/
> /usr/src/RPM/SOURCES/ etc) ? I don't feel strongly about this.
Actually, I like your suggestion, except personally I'd go with a lower
case version of it, i.e. /usr/src/rpm. What do you think about the lower
> 5) pedantic: rpm(-build?) probably requires: 'ash' if not 'bash'. And
You're right, I'll add them to the setup.hint file.
> 6) Is there any particular reason you "mostly" followed method 2 in
> packaging the sources -- except not using the method 2 script? See
Well, I could /try/ to use it, but honestly, it looked a little too
complicated for my taste.
Once I get rpm working for Cygwin, one of the first things I'm going
to do is quickly convert my Ghostscript package to use rpm instead
for the building, and then run a separate script to perform the
rpm->cpio->tarball conversion. So you can understand why I'm not too
motivated to use it to build the package :-).
I'll take a look at it again, I guess I could make more of an effort to
understand how it works ;-).
Thank you very much for your input, it's really appreciated.
Dario Alcocer -- Sr. Software Developer, Helix Digital Inc.
email@example.com -- http://www.helixdigital.com
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