spec file changes: removing Release: and %changelog
dmalcolm at redhat.com
Wed Mar 5 21:22:02 UTC 2008
On Wed, 2008-03-05 at 13:37 -0500, Colin Walters wrote:
> On Wed, 2008-03-05 at 21:23 +0300, Dmitry Butskoy wrote:
> > Oh, no...
> > >
> > > I've spent a little bit of time on the shuttle to/from work hacking on
> > > Makefile.common. The general idea is to remove the Release: and %
> > > changelog fields from spec files,
> > And then I have to maintain two versions of the spec file -- one for
> > Fedora build system, other for: another distros, another Fedora-related
> > distros, local builds etc...
> In my experience, everyone has slightly forked versions of spec files
> because they mandate different macros, etc.
> I do in fact want to enable cross-distribution sharing of build scripts,
> but I see that as a separate, longer term project from improving
> Fedora's build process.
> I actually started translating some spec files into a new build system
> to solve other problems that Fedora has like rampant copy+paste of
> scriptlets, etc. You can see some examples of my thoughts here:
> A simple one:
> A lot more complex:
> The idea is that you'd compile that into a spec file - we're not talking
> about changing the binary formats in any way. But, that's for the
> future. While starting on that I realized that it made more sense to
> take an incremental approach of solving some of the more problematic
> spec issues.
Very cool - the DRY principle in action. Seems somewhat reminiscent of
Do you having working code yet to generate the specfile, or is this just
an idea of syntax?
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