On Wed, May 6, 2015 at 8:10 PM, Jason L Tibbitts III <tibbs(a)math.uh.edu> wrote:
>>>>> "VS" == Ville Skyttä
VS> s/RPM/rpmbuild/, and in addition to running shell scripts it is in a
VS> state where it can unpack common archive types and apply patches?
RPM can do that, but you should not assume how. It could link in
libraries to do that without actually installing any executables it
could call. Or it could call things which are not in $PATH.
Sure (well except that it's still rpmbuild, not rpm...). I wasn't
making any assumptions how it does that, actually pretty much the
opposite. I just listed its features/state that can be assumed so that
people won't start adding build dependencies e.g. for tar and gzip
whenever they have a tgz source tarball unpacked by %setup or one for
patch when they have patches to apply with %patch etc.