>>>Damn Red Hat for reinventing the wheel!
>>Well, I am going to have to disagree with you on this one...
> If you disagree, _please_ give useful descriptions. Telling is xxx does
> not work is not helpfull at all.
Huh? What didn't you understand. I was saying that I disagree with his
damning of redhat. What kind of example do you want? Why do I have to
have examples just to disagree?
>>Creating a source RPM that can be rebuilt on any machine with RPM
>>installed. This is a huge advantage to pkgmake.
Quote:> I am not sure if In understand what you mean...
Well, when you do rpm -ba $specfile, it makes a binary distro for that
platform, as well as a source RPM. You can then copy that source rpm to
any platform with rpm installed, and type rpm --rebuild $SOURCERPM, and
it rebuilds the binaries for that platform, and installs them. This is
easier than copying the source tree over, doing a make clean; configure;
make; make install, etc.....
Quote:> I am very sure, that your statement may be true for differne Linux versions
> and Linux on different CPUs, but the RPM system _cannot_ support
> what you like on any platform that is in the official list of supported
> platforms for a specific source that uses the "GNU method" to compile.
Im sure your correct here, but I didnt say "any platform", but said "any
platform with rpm installed". That statement may not be completly true,
because it is still doing a make on the system you copy it to, so the
original code still has to be fairly portable.
I guess my point was that you can do a lot "out of the box" with rpm,
that the solaris utilities are missing.