On Mon, 28 Nov 2005, Yuan Yijun wrote:
Well what mock can do? I'm going to try that. If the box lacks
development package that is required by some SRPMS, could mock
download and install them automatically? I think this is more
All I asked for was a simple way to download source package and install
I don't think it should do more. Running rpmbuild will show you the
dependancies misisng, and those can be 'yum install'ed.
I wasn't looking for some IDE. I was looking for a method to install a
source rpm without manually needing to use ftp. It seemed yum would be
a good candidate for that, as people expect it in the package manager,
and not in some additional package.
In fact, I'd say that rpm-build is currently missing a dependancy on
yumdownloader now :)
yum is a package manager and should install packages, nothing more, but
also nothing less. source packages are packages too.