[Distutils] Instructions for bdist_rpm

Mark W. Alexander mwa@gate.net
Thu, 4 May 2000 09:44:38 -0400 (EDT)

On Thu, 4 May 2000, Harry Henry Gebel wrote:
> `rpm -ta` does not support patches, but I do not think that is a problem
> because I don't plan to put patch support into bdist_rpm. People who are
> producing patched RPMs will have to add the patches to the spec file by
> hand, this is a simple process that involves adding two lines to the spec
> file per patch and is one of the reasons I tried to keep the spec file as
> clean as possible.

Sold. Upon reflection, given the context of Distutils, patch support does
seem kinda silly. That pretty much eradicates the other issues of
using -t? vs. -b?. I'll step out of your way now...