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Re: RPM specs and other distro packages

On Yaum al-Ahad 23 Jumaada al-Awal 1425 08:30 am, Mohammed Elzubeir wrote:
> Munzir Taha wrote:
> > Elzubeir, may be you are familiar with debian's inconvienient

This just to let me hear your coughing ;)

> I find it rather suitable actually -- but some distro's prefer
> convenience over quality *cough*remindsmeofwindows*cough* ;)
> > multi-files source packages. In rpm-based distros, the srpm contains
> > the spec file inside it so every one can download it to get the spec
> > file. easy? Besides you can have more than one patch in srpms not like
> > in Debian ;)
> Yes, but what does that have to do with what I have asked? As a courtesy to
> the upstream author of any package, I would let that author know that I am
> packaging his/her project and provide him/her with the source of the
> packaging file(s). This is not really just an Arabeyes thing, but a general
> thing.
> In the future, when you want to package it, you simply checkout what's in
> CVS and you go -- be it a one file spec or a collection of scripts and
> files. It's also nice for the upstream author to be able to tell the rest
> of the world whether his/her package is available in a given distro's
> repository or else provide the package for download (if available).

Sure. Everyone should do this. But why do you emphasize this piece of info for 
me. Do you think I haven't reported my packages to kacst, pablo, Prof Klaus 
and nadim? Every package I have made was reported in more than one occasion 
but the upstream author is free to grab it or ignore it, I can't help here. I 
can google the threads for you if this what you mean!

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