[rrd-developers] spec file comments

Daniel.Pocock at barclayscapital.com Daniel.Pocock at barclayscapital.com
Wed Oct 8 12:38:06 CEST 2008

Bernard, are you already re-working the spec file, or should I go ahead
and do it?  Either way, I have some more comments on the subject:

I notice this is in the spec file:

   %define pre rc9

Is that still needed?  There are various references to this %{pre}
variable, I just deleted them all to make it build without complaining.

The versions are hard coded:

   Version: 1.3.99908093000

Is there any convenient way to auto-generate that field?  Ganglia
includes a script for trying to work out the version based on the SVN
revision, although that method is not perfect because of the way SVN
works.  It would be nice to set this value correctly in each of the
daily snapshots, so that people can just run rpmbuild -tb

The rrdcached user and: rather than hardcoding the username, could we

%if %{!?_with_rrdcached_user}
%define _with_rrdcached_user rrdcached
%configure \
   %{?_with_rrdcached_user} \
%attr(0775 %{?_with_rrdcached_user} %{?_with_rrdcached_group}) %dir

/etc/default/rrdcached can be generated by configure as well (it needs
to contain the user name).

It would be nice to specify usernames with a command like:

   rpmbuild -tb --with-rrdcached-user testuser --with-rrdcached-group
testgroup rrdtool-XXX.tar.gz




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