[Distutils] Compatibility of bdist_rpm with Fedora packaging instructions

Paul Nasrat pnasrat at gmail.com
Thu Nov 10 10:04:55 CET 2011

I don't think bdist_rpm should track vendor packaging requirements,
purely as those recommendations may change faster than the release
process of distutils. I also believe bdist_rpm may be going away in
the future:

For Fedora have you considered rpmdev-newspec which can creates a
templated python spec file for your packages.



On 8 November 2011 21:40, Stanley A. Klein <sklein at cpcug.org> wrote:
> I will need to build some Python packages for Fedora and Centos.  The spec
> file produced by bdist_rpm automatically includes the statement
> The Fedora Python packaging instruction includes a recommendation to avoid
> use of INSTALLED_FILES and provides some alternatives.  That is the first
> incompatibility I've encountered, but there may be more.
> The bdist_rpm code probably should be changed to enable compatibility.
> Meanwhile, is there a workaround?
> Stan Klein
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