Re: reference/standard RPM specfile for Abiword

From: Rui Miguel Seabra (
Date: Tue Aug 05 2003 - 12:30:25 EDT

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    VERSION RANT: Really, 1.99.3 is probably much better (but you better
    save often) than the 1.0.x line. You should try that version, specially
    because we're in the last run for 2.0.0 and bug reports are quite handy

    Now on topic... If you want to build from rpm, then I suggest getting
    the source rpm and working your way from there.

    One way to do so is going to
    where you can find some releases.

    Not being able to make rpms from standard release tar ball is not a
    serious problem, although very handy when it works and I've put some
    libraries working like that already.

    Good luck, Rui

    On Tue, 2003-08-05 at 12:02, Sharuzzaman Ahmat Raslan wrote:
    > Hello.
    > I may not aware about this thing in the mailing list.
    > When I browse the downloaded Abiword 1.0.6 source, I cannot find any RPM
    > specfile inside the source. Does Abiword provide such file, so that any Joe
    > Average can build the RPM from the source by issuing rpmbuild -ta <source>?
    > If Abiword does not provide the file, can I suggest that the file being
    > included in the source. The file can be made into non-aligned to any
    > distribution, or following the LSB standard.
    > I can see that Marc Maurer has an automated RPM build system, so big
    > possibilities that he got a good RPM specfile as a starting point.
    > Thanks
    > -----
    > Sharuzzaman Ahmat Raslan

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