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I find the situation totally the opposite: I find building RPMs from source counter-intuitive and the rpmbuild defaults seem all wrong.
Who maintains RPM? (2011 edition)
Posted May 3, 2011 20:01 UTC (Tue) by mathstuf (subscriber, #69389)
Agreed about rpmbuild. I just use mock when building SRPMs for the most part.
Posted May 3, 2011 20:34 UTC (Tue) by pkern (subscriber, #32883)
But indeed the source format ties it together with the tarball instead of shipping the build instructions separately.
Posted May 17, 2011 20:54 UTC (Tue) by oak (subscriber, #2786)
Posted May 19, 2011 19:35 UTC (Thu) by oxan (guest, #75033)
Posted May 3, 2011 21:26 UTC (Tue) by kaeso (subscriber, #49701)
Posted May 3, 2011 21:49 UTC (Tue) by mathstuf (subscriber, #69389)
<shameless-musing>Now if I only could find the OpenSuSE equivalent as well...no luck so far.</shameless-musing>
Posted May 3, 2011 23:27 UTC (Tue) by cowsandmilk (guest, #55475)
From there, you can drive down into the packages, just picking something random, you have https://build.opensuse.org/package/files?package=perl-JSO... where you can see the spec file, changelog, source, and diffs.
Posted May 4, 2011 1:27 UTC (Wed) by misc (subscriber, #73730)
That's a big postgresql db with all metadata on binary and sources rpms, and that include patch ( and patch contents most of the time ). But we didn't integrate opensuse source rpm for the moment, so this would not be useful for your usecase.
Posted May 4, 2011 14:51 UTC (Wed) by mathstuf (subscriber, #69389)
Posted May 4, 2011 16:05 UTC (Wed) by misc (subscriber, #73730)
Posted May 4, 2011 12:48 UTC (Wed) by juliank (subscriber, #45896)
I guess you are confusing something. In RPM distros, the tarball and changes are all stuffed together in one giant .srpm, while in Debian, the upstream code and the packages are separated into two files.
Posted May 4, 2011 14:49 UTC (Wed) by mathstuf (subscriber, #69389)
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