[users] No asterisk

Hugo van der Kooij hvdkooij at vanderkooij.org
Tue Aug 7 20:48:55 CEST 2007

On Tue, 7 Aug 2007, Dave Miller wrote:

> Kenneth Porter wrote on 8/7/07 4:23 AM:
>> "Install from source" can be done with RPM: One just needs to build a
>> source RPM. Nothing magic about that. The only value in building from
>> source instead of using a binary RPM is if custom build options are
>> needed for each installation.
>> I guess I need to see what the current state of upstream packaging is
>> and then compare that to the RPMforge guidelines to see what needs to be
>> tweaked to make a submission.
> Yeah, there's a bunch of compile time options for optional components in
> 1.4.x, that install depending on whether you have the prerequisites on
> your system or not (ogg playback support, snmp MIBs, to name a few).
> For packaging purposes I suppose you'd enable many of them and pull a
> mess of dependencies.

It requires serious SPEC file building but having a single source package 
still allows you to build something with a core package and a load of 
auxilary packages around it.


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