[Distutils] bdist_rpm

Mark W. Alexander mwa@gate.net
Thu, 27 Apr 2000 16:07:51 -0400 (EDT)

After poking and proding in all the places rpmrc is supposed
to be looked for.....

	rpm --showrc

(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

On Wed, 26 Apr 2000, Greg Ward wrote:

> Date: Wed, 26 Apr 2000 21:11:43 -0400
> From: Greg Ward <gward@ase.com>
> To: distutils-sig@python.org
> 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...)
>         Greg
> PS. as I mentioned earlier, the "noarch" distinction is easily handled:
> "if not self.distribution.has_ext_modules()" somewhere in the bdist_rpm
> command.
> -- 
> Greg Ward - Linux geek                                  gward@python.net
> http://starship.python.net/~gward/
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