On Sun, Nov 27, 2005 at 08:48:12PM -0500, Sadda Teh wrote:
1. Download src rpms and dependent libraries required for
rebuilding the requested source download(s)
2. Extract the the source tarball to some standard location so the developer
can cd to that dir and be able to immediately do a ./configure && make
Why do you assume that there's a source tarball at all? I think if you'll
look at what's inside a lot of source RPMs, you'll find your #2 is a lot
harder than you think.
#1 is also harder than it may appear at first glance. However, there's been
some good work at addressing it. Check out "mock":
But for #1: what you want is "mock".
Matthew Miller mattdm(a)mattdm.org <http://mattdm.org/>
Boston University Linux ------> <http://linux.bu.edu/>