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From Ewan Mellor <>
Subject RE: Build systems [was RE: [DISCUSS] Binaries (jars) in our source tree/source releases.]
Date Fri, 10 Aug 2012 00:47:15 GMT
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Robert Schweikert []
> [Snip]
> > * We want to be able to package CloudStack in RPMs and .debs that
> correctly depend on packages available on the target platform.
> This is IMHO not a "job" of the project. This is up to the packagers
> and
> package maintainers for the various distros. I will maintain openSUSE
> and SLE builds in OBS and would very much prefer that the build system
> know nothing about how to build an rpm. We should maintain a "reference
> spec file" in the source tree and I will contribute to that, but having
> the build system crank out a .deb or .rpm package is just not the best
> approach.

David, could you reply to this?  You generally have opinions on how packages should be built.
 I happen to disagree with the comment above, but I'm not a packager so there's a strong chance
that I haven't got a clue what I'm talking about, and so I will do whatever people want in
this regard.



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