On Saturday 13 October 2001 09:58, Eric Sandeen wrote:
> Hi Joseph - can you put up a src.rpm as well, if alien can do this? I'm
> curious about how much this version is patched, or is it "vanilla" from
> Joseph Fannin wrote:
> > So I've rolled some 2.95.4-prerelease rpms -- well, actually, I just
> > converted them from .debs with alien. I've tested them on RedHat 7.1 and
> > they seem to work fine, both in install and for building an -xfs kernel.
> > I don't see any benefit in making new ones from scratch.
Hmmm, I didn't think of that until after I went to bed last night. Thanks.
No, alien can't repackage source packages. I'll look through the debian
source package to see if I can find any patches.
Also, I may create "real" 2.95.4-prerelease RPMS, if I think I can do it
*correctly* (The 2.96 .spec file, at least, is scary -- over 100 patches!) I
can certainly understand people who might not trust alien or trust rpms where
they can't see the source, especially for building kernels.
"Bull in pure form is rare; there is usually some contamination by data."
-- William Graves Perry Jr.