[Mageia-dev] help packaging lilypond

Thomas Spuhler thomas at btspuhler.com
Thu Aug 11 04:37:50 CEST 2011

On Tuesday, August 09, 2011 10:30:57 pm andre999 wrote:
> Thomas Spuhler a écrit :
> > Thanks for fixing the spec file and submit the package.
> > I have a comment and a few questions. First the comment.
> > an experienced packager telling someone like me (and others not so
> > experienced packagers)  why the package build failed that built just a
> > few month ago would have helped learning how to fix things. Now the
> > package is built and I still don't know what the error message meant.
> > 
> > why can the scrollkeepr script be removed as not required when it was
> > required not so long ago and other distributions use it too. It supposed
> > to be there if you have omf files, and yes lilypond-doc has such files
> > 
> > Can you please explain this in more details? I would appreciate it.
> The short answer is filetriggers, which are automatically invoked by the
> build system when the need is detected.
> You can find them at /var/lib/rpm/filetriggers/.
> There is a script for the scrollkeeper function.  It was actually replaced
> by rarian some years ago, but the old name was kept.  And now filetriggers
> automatically invoke the appropriate script when the need for this
> function is detected.

So not need to call them in the spec file?
> Mageia has aggressively cleaned spec files of packages, to remove
> references to scripts no longer required.  This makes the spec files a lot
> easier to maintain.  Mandriva (from which we forked) contained a lot of
> unnecessary script references.  This is probably true of many distros.  As
> well, note that each distro has their own set of filetriggers.
> So look at our packager wikis, Mageia specs for similar packages, and don't
> hesitate to ask questions.

Where is this wiki. There si not lingk from mageia wiki.
> Regards :)

Thanks a lot for these explanations. I'' come back with more questions about 
php-pear mysterious automatic requires that are wrong (got around them with a 
define _exceptions hack)


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