On Mon, Mar 30, 2015 at 03:46:13PM -0500, Jason L Tibbitts III wrote:
>>>>> "ML" == Mark Lamourine
ML> Is there a recommended way to retrieve, extract and track the files
ML> so that they can be compiled into the gzipped tarball which can then
ML> be included in a package?
I cannot think of anything in existing Fedora policy which would permit
You can, of course, depend upon all of those packages and build what you
need at runtime. I believe some of the guestfs stuff works that way.
Correct, libguestfs builds an appliance at runtime. It caches the
appliance per-user to avoid this build cost.
Actually you (the original poster) can try this quite easily since the
tools for doing it are already in Fedora. To prepare an appliance
containing systemd plus dependencies:
$ supermin --prepare systemd -o /tmp/supermin.d
$ supermin --build /tmp/supermin.d -o /tmp/appliance.d -f chroot # 
Examining /tmp/supermin.d and /tmp/appliance.d may be enlightening at
Note that the '--prepare' step would normally be done when building
the RPM (ie. in the spec file), and the '--build' step would normally
be done on the end-user's machine.
 Ignore any permission denied errors you see in the second step:
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libguestfs lets you edit virtual machines. Supports shell scripting,
bindings from many languages. http://libguestfs.org