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Re: RPM port ready

Dario Alcocer wrote:

I have put together the RPM packages together.  They're available for
review at:

If someone can review these packages, I'd appreciate it.  Thanks in

A few notes:

1) /bin/rpm.exe should be in /usr/bin/rpm.exe. The location in /bin is probably a vestige of rpm's primacy in Red Hat Linux. I know that /usr/bin == /bin on MOST cygwin systems, but...

2) /etc/mtab should not be in the archive. Instead, the postinstall script should check to see if it is present, and 'touch /etc/mtab' if it is not. (Directories are okay; /var/tmp/ and /var/lib/rpm/ can remain in the archive, exactly as they are)

3) Does the rpm package (and rpm-build, for that matter) --require-- perl? usr/lib/rpm/

4) I'm not *sure* about the ( /usr/src/cygwin/RPMS/ /usr/src/cygwin/SOURCES/ etc ) structure. (I'm afraid of conflicting with existing user's "develop cygwin kernel" directory. Mine's in /usr/src/kernel/ but I dunno about others). Maybe borrow a page from the French Red Hat derivative and use ( /usr/src/RPM/RPMS/ /usr/src/RPM/SOURCES/ etc) ? I don't feel strongly about this.

5) pedantic: rpm(-build?) probably requires: 'ash' if not 'bash'. And 'make'.

6) Is there any particular reason you "mostly" followed method 2 in packaging the sources -- except not using the method 2 script? See


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