[fedora-india] Request for Two Packages

steve at lonetwin.net steve at lonetwin.net
Fri Feb 13 12:55:12 UTC 2009


Hello Das,

Quoting das <dasd.here at gmail.com>:

> On Fri, Feb 13, 2009 at 5:05 PM,  <steve at lonetwin.net> wrote:
>
>> https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=473583
>>
>> which, unfortunately, is /still/ pending a review (and sponsorship)[1].
>> However, you may use the source rpm in the BZ[2] and rebuild it.
>
> So, I think I will build the binaries the way I did it for 'wordnet'
> after help from this list.

Sorry, I assumed that you've built rpms from source rpms before. There  
really is nothing to it. Just execute:

$ rpmbuild --rebuild <the source rpm>

This should build the binary rpm. In fact if it fails for any reason,  
that's a bug and you should report it (either in the BZ, or just mail  
me).

>
>> I could try and package it for you, but in case you are really interested in
>> getting that package and you are inclined, I'd recommend having a go at
>> creating and submitting the rpm yourself ! After all FOSS is all about
>> scratching your own itch.
>>
>
> You know scratching _own_ itch gives one a pleasure which is never
> ever there if someone else does it. But the problem is, lack of
> confidence about doing anything at that layer is always there for
> someone like me absolutely from outside the world of developing. Ok,
> anyway, thanks for the suggestion, dear Steve. First I will read some
> howto on building RPM-s.

I totally understand, and that's why i qualified with -- '...and you  
are inclined,". If you do decide to try your hand at it, this should  
get you going ...

http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/PackageMaintainers/CreatingPackageHowTo


cheers,
- steve





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