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

Neil Schemenauer nas@arctrix.com
Wed, 4 Oct 2000 09:12:04 -0700

On Wed, Oct 04, 2000 at 05:56:38PM -0400, Eric S. Raymond wrote:
> Jeremy Hylton <jeremy@beopen.com>:
> > Can you compare this approach to using a hand-crafted .spec file for
> > the RPMs?  It took a little while to figure out how to generate the
> > .spec, but now that it has been created it does not seem hard to
> > maintain.
> Actually, the point of my approach is *not* to hand-craft the spec file.

Okay, but we already have the spec file.  Why is your approach
better?  Is your script that generates the the spec easier to
maintain then the spec file itself?  Is it just as flexible?  If
so then Red Hat screwed up designing RPM.  I can see the utility
of such as script but I don't see how it helps in this situation.