Linked by Sebastien Onglis on Mon 2nd May 2011 22:13 UTC
Linux Like Britney Spears, Jeff Johnson did it again and decided to fork rpm once more. Following a week long outage of the main website, he announced on the Mandriva development mailing list the launch of, without giving much explanation. Without more information, some people speculate this was caused by an intrusive merge by a Mandriva coder without discussing beforehand, while some others speak of the heavy criticism due to the migration, which still causing issues after several months.
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I find RPMs horrendously clunky to work with. Having to do things like "installing" an SRPM and then building from the "installed" spec file, for example. Why? The work flow just doesn't make any sense.

By the love of God! Have you ever thought of "rpmpubild --rebuild packager.srpm"?

That's not much help when I'm in the process of modifying the spec file.

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Damnshock Member since:

And is it so difficult to:

rpmbuild -bb package.spec


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Finalzone Member since:

That's not much help when I'm in the process of modifying the spec file.

Then, as packager, it is better to have a guideline aside to understand what you are doing. Modifying a spec and build a package from it is no more difficult.
Simply ask question for advice rather than complain (which is the easier way to do for many people).

Edited 2011-05-04 21:34 UTC

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