spec file documentation
jonrysh at pacbell.net
Tue Jan 20 21:30:39 UTC 2009
On Tue, 2009-01-20 at 15:53 -0500, seth vidal wrote:
> On Tue, 2009-01-20 at 12:47 -0800, Jonathan Ryshpan wrote:
> > Please allow me to vent my irritation about the state of spec file
> > documentation.
Thanks very much for your *extremely* quick reply.
> > 2. %configure appears to take an argument, at least it has one in
> > the spec file I am trying to understand and modify. What does
> > the argument do?
> It takes a number of options look in /usr/lib/rpm/macros under %configure
> for some details of what you can do.
As I read many years ago in a book on math, one perplexity has been
replaced with another even more perplexing.
> > For a utility as important as rpmbuild, the state of the documentation
> > is truly dismal.
> I don't think anyone really disagrees. If you'd like to help, I'm sure
> it would be appreciated.
A serious commitment, not to be undertaken without serious thought. Is
there an rpm wiki?
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