Hello, > > Do you know whether anyone has documented how to build on a non-Debian > > linux? An rpm spec file would be ideal, but just simple non-Debian > > centric build instructions would be better than nothing. > > Thomas Caravia constructed the Archnosh PKGBUILD the same way. It does > the slashpackage-style build, then takes the built slashpackage-style > package and parcels it out into a set of Arch binary packages, with a > light dusting of patches to a handful of service bundles. It even > mostly re-uses the Debian maintenance scripts.
I'm not familiar with rpm but my packaging is just this: 1) package/compile: you'll need "redo" to build 2) package/stage: you can tweak this script to fit your distribution's filesystem hierarchy 3) use the resulting package trees for your packaging: in my case one-for-one copying 4) include install/upgrade/remove scripts from package/debian for the packages that need them Service bundle patches account for differences in paths or usernames with Archlinux, when I find them. > (On that note, Thomas: You may enjoy the start that I have made in 1.37 > to a _Packages and Ports_ chapter in the /nosh Guide/. Yes, I currenly > plan for the |.p|/|.func| system to get at least a short mention.) It did not go unnoticed! Regards, Thomas