I'm very tired right now.. I've been staying up working on getting packages built on Solaris. I should really take a hint, and only work on it during daylight hours. Or, at least, stop trying to do all of it on a Sparc 20 ;-)
I think that once I get to the point of having rpm built as an RPM (which appears to be only a package or two away at this point), I'm going to try and move this development onto a faster system.
I'm seeing that there are a lot of nasty little tricks that people have to do when building RPMs. Patches galore. I still think a .spec file repository is a good idea. They'd be cross-platform files that worked on as many systems as possible. If enough programs just use autoconf/automake, most of the work is already done, and the spec file just worries about where all of the files end up, plus the install/remove scripts.
If that were to be successful, I think it would just be more evidence of Linux being a unifying force in the Unix world. Granted, this would just be due to a program, but a program that originally came from Linux.
Looks like we're getting a new Intel box to run Linux on here at work. The plan is to make it be a log host, have a multi-port serial card to have serial console access to all of our servers, have it run Netsaint, and (I think) have a SCSI card in there so we can control a DAT drive to run some backups on the smaller systems.Posted by mike at May 24, 2001 10:29 AM | Old Advogato Diary | TrackBack