[Mageia-dev] Importing RPM Spec File Syntax

Cazzaniga Sandro cazzaniga.sandro at gmail.com
Sat Jan 15 11:12:49 CET 2011

Le 15/01/2011 11:08, Remy CLOUARD a écrit :
> Hi there,
> I just imported the RPM Spec File Syntax page in the wiki.
> It’s located here: http://mageia.org/wiki/doku.php?id=spec_syntax
> Please review this page as it’s one of the most important one for the
> beginning of the mentoring process, with the RPM Howto page (yet to be
> imported).
> Some comments on this page:
> - Patch naming:
> I’m not sure we should go that far for the patch naming policy, and in
> practice it’s not what I’ve seen up till now.
> Here’s a proposal:
> Patches must be named in a very explicit manner to make it very clear to
> what version it was originally applied. To that end, a patch needs to
> follow the convention of
> [package_name]-[version]-[description].patch:
>   * [package_name] is the name of the package it applies against, such
>   as 'shadow-utils' or 'gnupg'
>   * [version] is the version of the program this patch was developed
>   against, such as 1.0. The name of the patch should not change, even
>   when it is rediffed, because the version allow to see in a blink since
>   when this patch has been there. If you happen to see a patch that does
>   not apply anymore, and rediff it, ask the package maintainer if it has
>   been sent upstream, and why it hasn’t been merged, and send it
>   upstream if you think it should be merged.
>   * [description] is a short description of the patch's purpose.
> Example: foo-1.0-fix-str-fmt.patch for a patch that fixes string format
> errors
> - Buildroot changed from the original page
> After reviewing it again, I see that some links have to be made to the
> corresponding pages, and an explicit license should be mentionned as
> well.
> Thanks for reviewing this page,
> Regards,
I will review this page.
I begin now.
Sandro Cazzaniga
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