After poking and proding in all the places rpmrc is supposed to be looked for.....
(duh.) The first section shows the architecture info.
AND, rpm CAN be used on Solaris, BSD, HP-UX, whatever. It's just a complete pain, mostly trying to get it to know about all the dependencies that already live on the box. You're better off with a bdist routine for each package type.
Mark Alexander email@example.com
On Wed, 26 Apr 2000, Greg Ward wrote:
Date: Wed, 26 Apr 2000 21:11:43 -0400 From: Greg Ward firstname.lastname@example.org To: email@example.com Subject: Re: [Distutils] bdist_rpm
On 25 April 2000, Mark W. Alexander said:
Since bdist_rpm implies RPM-only, how about using the default architecture from the rpmrc file?
'Cause I totally forgot about the rpmrc file, of course! Hmmm... I don't see anything in my /etc/rpmrc which would set the architecture string, though. Does RPM just figure it out for the current platform?
Also, is there any sort of standard emerging for better platform strings in RPM filenames? "foo-1.3.4-1.i386.rpm" doesn't really cut it if you want to live in a world where Solaris, Linux, and *BSD all use RPMs. (Yes yes, I know they *don't*, but it's a nice idea...)
PS. as I mentioned earlier, the "noarch" distinction is easily handled: "if not self.distribution.has_ext_modules()" somewhere in the bdist_rpm command.
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