My name is Ilyas, I am 33 years old.
I am interested in Python development and stable distribution.
I was involved in Russian translation group several years ago and worked in
I am on RHEL8 now and there is no my favorite IRC client in default
repositories - weechat.
So when I install EPEL I found is was not there too.
https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1753203 was created to ask
build new package for EL8.
I had some time to build weechat 2.6 on my RHEL 8. And as I need it in
several other laptops and desktops I have, I decided to make temporary RPM
package before maintainers do.
I was join #epel to ask about details and procedures. According several
Fedora Project Packaging links I've got the spec file from EL7 and adapt it
from 2.2-2 to 2.6 weechat version. Make some other changes and create my
own temporary package. I tested it in my localhost installation. Works fine
So I came here to share my spec file which may be interesting for weechat
maintainers to review.
I hope this letter will decrease the waiting time I can access EL8 package.
I'd like to package a Go application  that provides a tarball for each
stable release. That's great, but it seems that I have two options:
1. Use the tarball as a source in the spec file, the proceed as usual. The
Makefile included with this tarball will handle all the Go dependencies.
2. Treat this as a Go application, avoid the tarball and have the spec file
define all the BuildRequires.
Thoughts? I've been packaging for ages but this will be my first Golang
package. One way seems easier but might not be the best way. Cheers.