RPM vs DEB vs Slackware-like tgz

Bruce Dubbs bruce.dubbs at gmail.com
Wed May 21 21:11:20 PDT 2008

Gerard Beekmans wrote:
>> for any bog standard autotooled package:
>> %configure
>> Looks simple enough: it runs ./configure for you. However, there's a
> So to summarize simply using the %configure macro won't run it like we'd 
> want the configure script to be run.
> Can't it be overridden or introduce our own %configure-like macro that 
> does run things like the book does?

I guess I don't understand.  Are we going to create a source RPM for every 
package and then install from that?  I didn't think that was our intention.

This seems to be the knotty problem.  Just how are we going to *use* PM in LFS?

   -- Bruce

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