What do I have to change if I want to use a source RPM from another vendors with OpenPKG?

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What do I have to change if I want to use a source RPM from another vendors with OpenPKG?

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[A] This is a sensible question and not easy to answer. In contrast to lots of RPM-based (Linux) distributions, OpenPKG did not take over existing source RPMs from other vendors (like RedHat or SuSE, etc) at all. OpenPKG is a from-scratch clean-room implementation of a packaging system. And except for the fact that OpenPKG uses the RPM tool, it does not share anything with other RPM-based systems. This approach certainly caused us lots of trouble in the beginning and required lots of extra efforts, but it was important to follow in order to achieve the requirements we had on OpenPKG. Mainly this was that the packaging has to be clean (style), minimal (redundancy), portable (dependencies) and flexible (hard-coded things). So we decided to start entirely from scratch (except for the RPM tool) and not to be confused or influenced by existing RPM specifications. And experience showed that this was a good decision, although it is not shared by lots of people (especially those who dislike re

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