On Sun, Dec 26, 2004 at 12:41:58PM +0100, RAT wrote:
> A few key tips:
> - don't build as root -- set up the ~/rpmbuild thing instead
Why is it so? What's wrong about building rpms as root?
Because as root, a mistake in your specfile could hork your whole system.
> - make as few changes as possible from the original RPM;
> your life easier later.
Well, I think patching is nicer. Create always a patch using diff tool
and add it to a spec file.
Sure. That's not opposed to what I said at all.
Matthew Miller mattdm(a)mattdm.org <http://www.mattdm.org/>
Boston University Linux ------> <http://linux.bu.edu/>