[users] Building for Non RedHat based distros

Andrew Wafaa andrew.wafaa at gmail.com
Sun Jun 5 22:07:17 CEST 2005

On 6/5/05, Dag Wieers <dag at wieers.com> wrote:
> On Sun, 5 Jun 2005, Andrew Wafaa wrote:
> > Apologies for the relatively noob like question, but I thought this
> > would be the best place to ask.
> >
> > I have been using the rpm feeds/packages that Dag, Matthias, Dries et
> > al have provided for at least 2 years now quite happily on everything
> > from RH9 to EL4 without any problems - thanks a lot guys.  I now use
> > NLD9 quite a bit in addition to FC and RH, and was wondering if it
> > would be a simple step of rebuilding the packages using the provided
> > srpms or if there are other steps required?  I would love to help out,
> > but my experience is fairly limited.
> Some of the SRPMs build without any change, some need a little change (or
> requires sysv script rework etc..) and some of them need a lot of change.
> From time to time I'm building some packages myself for SLES9, but I try
> to have them made by Pascal Bleser, as he knows better what SuSE requires.
> I wouldn't mind if some people start maintaining SPEC files that are
> modified to work on SuSE under the RPMforge umbrella.
> Kind regards,
> --   dag wieers,  dag at wieers.com,  http://dag.wieers.com/   --
> [all I want is a warm bed and a kind word and unlimited power]

Is there a list/link to Pascal's builds for SLES9?  hrough the SPECs
and see how I can help. I'm not promising much though, like I said
earlier my experience is pretty poor when it comes to building rpms
but I'll try and improve fast.

Thanks again,


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