Creating an rpm from scratch

Reindl Harald h.reindl at
Fri Mar 15 17:00:28 UTC 2013

Am 15.03.2013 17:52, schrieb Bill Davidsen:
> Bill Davidsen wrote:
>> I am happy to say the last rpm I had to create was back during 2.5 development
>> testing days. Now I would find it convenient to roll another, and I'm hoping
>> there's by now a better tool to help create an rpm from scratch, something more
>> intuitive than the man page in one window and vi in the other.
>> Is there?
> Sounds like NO, there has been progress in documentation since 2.5 days, but sounds like it all has to be created
> by hand in terms of scripts, spec files, etc. Thanks, but if it hasn't gotten less time consuming in 12-15 years,
> let it be someone else's time.
> Thanks much for the pointer to better documentation, that has improved

oh come on this is laughable

take a existing SPEC and change the sources
leave the %files empty and after teh first
build you get a complete list of unpacked files

start a new package by hand usausally takes 2-5 minutes

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