1.36 again

Andreas Dilger adilger at clusterfs.com
Fri Feb 25 21:37:18 UTC 2005

On Feb 25, 2005  14:18 -0500, Bill Rugolsky Jr. wrote:
> Makefile targets like these are useful for developers who are mucking
> around in a development tree, and just want a package of their current
> tree; the kernel targets are great for that.  End-users should prefer
> that the tarball contain a working distro-neutral spec file, so that
> they can just invoke rpmbuild:
> 	rpmbuild -ta e2fsprogs-1.36.tar.gz
> Unfortunately, naming conventions and macros differ just enought between
> the various RPM-based distros that plenty of packages have instead a
> foo.spec.in. In e2fsprogs-1.36, the only configure macro is the version
> number, @E2FSPROGS_VERSION at . :-(  IMHO, one should ship a .spec file with
> the correct version number, or at least a macro conditional that allows
> the user to do the following:
> 	rpmbuild -ta --define 'version 1.36' e2fsprogs-1.36.tar.gz

Patches greatfully accepted, as you know a lot more about RPM than I.

Cheers, Andreas
Andreas Dilger
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