What todo with upstream content in .noarch.rpm format?

Rex Dieter rdieter at math.unl.edu
Mon Apr 10 11:18:18 UTC 2006

Hans de Goede wrote:

> I'm seriously thinking (actually time is the biggest problem) thinking
> about packaging gcompris:
> http://gcompris.net/
> This use assetml, which comes with a lot of data file with sounds for
> this (educational) software we have great sounds like "a" in many
> languages. Upstream distributes these soundpacks in .noarch.rpm format,
> and they are pretty clean rpms (just a bunch of files under
> /usr/share/assetml) so they could be dropped straight in our repo.
> However we don't have any facilities for doing that 

Extras certainly has the ability to build .noarch pkgs.

If you meant to imply these upstream rpms should forego the usual cvs
import and buildsystem, then no, can't/shouldn't be done.

-- Rex

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