[Distutils] bdist_rpm and RPM 2.x
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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