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From Peter Poeml <>
Subject Re: providing apache2 rpms ?
Date Mon, 30 Sep 2002 13:48:46 GMT
On Sun, Sep 29, 2002 at 05:10:09PM -0700, Ian Holsman wrote:
> >I would be more keen to use an official apache RPM than say a Redhat 
> >one, as Redhat (and possibly other distros) are rather slow at releasing 
> >the latest bugfixes.
> >
> +1 from me.
> I think the only technical issues stopping us are:
> 	- layout to choose

I think each distro has some version identifier installed like
/etc/SuSE-release, so it wouldn't be hard to make this decision within
the specfile. However I don't know the other identifiers, I only know
/etc/UnitedLinux-release and /etc/SuSE-release :)

> 	- a method of getting the version number in the spec file.
> 	 (which would need to be part of the buildconf process I think)

Yes, as the specfile would be in CVS, you could create it from
as part of the build proces..

> the second is important because doing this we could simply allow us to 
> do something like:
> 	rpmbuild --sign -ta <disttarfile>
> I'm not sure if it makes a difference on which distribution it was 
> actually built on.. maybe the mandrake/redhat/suse guys have some 
> suggestions.

If the spec file doesn't use too much "magic", it might be feasible :)


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