Who maintains RPM?
Posted Aug 22, 2006 22:44 UTC (Tue) by dskoll
Parent article: Who maintains RPM?
As a developer, I find RPM to be a shockingly evil piece of software. There is precious little up-to-date documentation for creating .spec files, and there are hundreds of hidden and undocumented hacks, macros and tweaks. I don't know anyone who has written a .spec file from scratch. Everyone I know starts with an existing .spec as and example and then modifies it.
We also make .debs of our software, and while building .debs is also pretty arcane, at least there's lots of documentation and it's mostly up-to-date.
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