Well, I got a few e-mails from people regarding RPM on Solaris. I'm sure that by the time I get home, there will be a bunch more waiting. They'll probably all have obvious answers to the things I've been trying to accomplish ;-)
Early on, I had tried to just build from RedHat Source RPMs, but I eventually figured out how doing that wasn't the greatest idea in the world. RedHat patches things like crazy, and even though they invented RPMs, some people there certainly don't seem to know how to use it properly. I see that there's a lot of power in RPM that gets pretty well squashed when someone goes in and assumes that a particular file will go in a certain spot. I have had to go through and make my own .spec files for each package -- something I never wanted to do in my entire life, but hey.. It makes me wonder if people are going to create .spec file archives at some point.
At any rate, I do have it up and running -- 5 packages built so far, only about a hundred to go :-pPosted by mike at May 23, 2001 01:03 PM | Old Advogato Diary | TrackBack