How are RPMs packaged?

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This was written by Lamar Owen and Devrim Gündüz: 2006-10-16 As to how the RPMs are built — to answer that question sanely requires us to know how much experience you have with the whole RPM paradigm. ‘How is the RPM built?’ is a multifaceted question. The obvious simple answer is that we maintain: • A set of patches to make certain portions of the source tree ‘behave’ in the different environment of the RPMset; • The initscript; • Any other ancillary scripts and files; • A README.rpm-dist document that tries to adequately document both the differences between the RPM build and the WHY of the differences, as well as useful RPM environment operations (like, using syslog, upgrading, getting postmaster to start at OS boot, etc); • The spec file that throws it all together. This is not a trivial undertaking in a package of this size. PGDG RPM Maintainer builds the SRPM and announces the SRPM to the pgsqlrpms-hackers list. This is a list where package builders are subscribed. Then, the bui

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