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Re: [MiNT] Sparemint Rebuild Progress

On 1/10/10 4:15 AM, Helmut Karlowski wrote:
Am 10.01.2010, 06:53 Uhr, schrieb Mark Duckworth <mduckworth@atari-source.org>:


Is mbaserel still supported?


This is really old source. I would not bother with it.


Well but this is what we have and this is what I use every day. The main reason I am attempting to build all the old packages is because the job is so huge that I don't have time to upgade each one. Upgrading an RPM involves more than just building it, you have to plug it into the rpm structure, figure out what changed about what's installed and update mint patched for each package. zip is probably an easy one so sure we can update that. If anyone really wants to contribute to the effort I'm doing you should do the following:

1. Download the current src.rpm for the package they are trying to build from sparemint and install it. 2. Load the /usr/src/redhat/SPECS/zip.spec (or whatever pkgname.spec) in a text editor and change the version to the new version
3. Move the new source to /usr/src/redhat/SOURCES/
4. Update any patches, examine the build output to make sure that everything goes in the freemint specified places.
5. Install the RPM and test it for a little while.
6. Send me your completed src.rpm which is in /usr/src/redhat/SRPMS/