[users] Newer version of apcupsd

Geert Janssens info at kobaltwit.be
Tue Mar 4 12:01:14 CET 2008


Today I intended to build the apcupsd package with the spec as updated by 
Dries, but my lack of experience shows...

Can someone help me get started ?
I found the new spec via rpmforge's svn. But now what ?

Is there some documentation available on how the rpmforge packages are best 
rebuilt ?

Just for reference, I also looked at the spec from the source rpm on apcupsd's 
own download page. This spec is quite different from the rpmforge spec. 
Should I bother with this ? A number of the differences in the apcupsd's own 
- it mentions a number of additional build requires
- some of these (build) requires mention explicit minimal version numbers
- there are two resulting packages in it: apcupsd and multimon
- there are a lot of conditionals for different distributions
- it has some cleanup code to deal with older installs
- it has (obviously) a completly different changelog

I am willing to help with getting the most recent version of apcupsd in 
rpmforge, but as said before, I will need some help getting started.



P.S. I manage a number of servers and desktops running centos 5 and fc8. 
Especially for centos 5 I have had to rebuild a number of packages. I 
wouldn't mind contributing these builds to rpmforge should there be interest 
in it. I suppose I will first have to learn the rpmforge way of doing things, 
of course :-)

On Sunday 2 March 2008, Dries Verachtert wrote:
> On Wednesday 27 February 2008 08:39:25 pm Yury V. Zaytsev wrote:
> > On Wed, 2008-02-27 at 16:41 +0100, Geert Janssens wrote:
> > > I think it's worth updating this package, as the current package in
> > > rpmforge is more than 3 years old.
> >
> > Yeah, I have already mentioned that a while ago if you do a quick search
> > on the list. Obviously either it's not top priority for packagers as
> > long as the old version works, or it's just impossible to keep up to
> > date with everything due to the lack of time and human ressources. Or
> > both :)
> It's a bit difficult to update this kind of packages because i don't have
> an apc upc anymore and i'm not going to buy one myself just to test this
> :-) I've updated the spec file now.
> kind regards,
> Dries
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