[Distutils] bdist_rpm and RPM 2.x

Greg Ward gward@python.net
Sat, 24 Jun 2000 13:44:36 -0400

The "bdist_rpm" doesn't work with RPM 2.x.  This means that building
RPMs will only work on Red Hat 6.x -- and presumably any version of
Mandrake (since Mandrake started as a fork of Red Hat 6.0), and recent
SuSE versions as well, but I don't know how recent.

Does anyone care?  I don't anymore, since I finally got around to
upgrading to Red Hat 6.  If compatibility with RPM 2.x matters to you,
then please dig in to the bdist_rpm command, figure out why it doesn't
work, and submit a patch.  Otherwise Distutils will only be able to
build RPMs with RPM 3.

Greg Ward - Linux nerd                                  gward@python.net
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