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Re: totem question



On Monday 21 January 2008, Mikkel L. Ellertson wrote:
>Gene Heskett wrote:
>> Unforch, I have yet to come onto a tutorial on writing spec files that
>> explains it in sufficient detail that _I_ can understand it.  If I want an
>> rpm, I may use checkinstall, but its so bloody broken that by the time I
>> get a good rpm built with it, the spec file, and its dependency list are
>> badly broken.  I built a gutenprint that ran my printer perfectly, but had
>> to use smarts ability to freeze a version in place else the updates from
>> FC6 insisted on installing gimp-print-4.2.7, a 5 year old orphaned for the
>> last 4 years package, over the top of it.  My printer is an antique Epson
>> C82, but gimp-print-4.2.7 never heard of it other than as a generic.
>>
>> Now if someone were to write a tutorial on spec file's, starting at the
>> McGuffy's Readers level, I MIGHT be able to do that.  If it exists, I
>> haven't found it, and I have asked here for guidance several times.
>>
>> Thanks Mikkel.
>
>I usually cheat, and start with the spec file of an earlier version.
>Sometimes all you have to change is the version and the specific
>options you want to feed to the configure script. (Oh yes - also the
>change log.)
>
>I have built my own spec files, but I can't say that I know how to
>do it well enough to write a guide on it. You couold say I do it
>"cookbook" style.
>
>Mikkel

Chuckle.  But the cookbook, till now, seems to have been out of print, so it 
hasn't managed to penetrate to the wet ram yet.  David sent me a link that 
looks to be helpfull earlier today, so we'll study that for a while.

-- 
Cheers, Gene
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