[Fedora-packaging] Re: About my proposal of moving the stage to expand gem files

Jeroen van Meeuwen kanarip at kanarip.com
Sat Jul 4 03:59:14 UTC 2009

On Sat, 04 Jul 2009 02:32:49 +0900, Mamoru Tasaka
<mtasaka at ioa.s.u-tokyo.ac.jp> wrote:
> Hello, all:
> Two weeks ago I wrote the proposal to move the stage to expand
> rubygem files from %install to %prep as:
> https://www.redhat.com/archives/fedora-packaging/2009-June/msg00069.html
> https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/PackagingDrafts/Gem_expand_stage_change
> I would appreciate it if you would write some opinion for my proposal
> on fedora-packaging mailing list.

In my opinion, the guidelines requiring the use of the .gem instead of the
.zip/.tar.gz is the root cause of the problem.

If only we are allowed to use the .zip/.tar.gz, then in most cases we could
extract the .zip/.tar.gz in %prep, apply patches in %prep, build the .gem
in %build (if needed), do additional compiling in %build, and properly
install in %install.

I've never really understood the requirement to use the .gem anyway, so
maybe that's what I'm missing.


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