[Python-Dev] Proposal -- makefile patches and scripts to generate python RPMs

Eric S. Raymond esr@snark.thyrsus.com
Wed, 4 Oct 2000 13:17:39 -0400

In the course of maintaining fetchmail, I've developed effective
techniques for integrating RPM and lsm generation into the release machinery
of a package.  I'm willing to do this for Python; it will involve
adding a makefile production and a couple of scripts to the

The benefit would be that we could generate correct RPMs automatically
and ship them with each release.  I think RPM is a sufficiently
important distribution format to justify this effort.  Comments?
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