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flebber
21st December 2006, 02:08 PM
I wanted to know if anyone had a good how-to on packaging for fedora. I have seen the rules guide on the fedora site about what packages should contain, but I was looking for a little more of a how-to based guide for someone that hasn't made fedora packages before. :)

Seve
21st December 2006, 10:52 PM
Hello:
You could start off by joining the mailing list etc. at livna for example. I'm pretty sure they could direct you to some of the basics if that is what you are looking for.
They provide some useful info as well as adhere to the Naming guidelines etc. http://rpm.livna.org/rlowiki/Contributors
I am sure there are more sites as well, which hopefully others can supply.

Good luck :)

Seve

Jman
24th December 2006, 02:37 AM
You are correct that the packaging guidelines (http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Packaging/Guidelines) are the rules.

Although still a draft, you'll find an example in this guide (http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Docs/Drafts/BuildingPackagesGuide). Also all Extras packages should conform to these rules, so you can use existing packages as examples.

You also can find a mentor (http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Mentors) who is an Extras contributor already.

flebber
24th December 2006, 02:54 PM
Yeah I have never done any packaging for any distro so really don't know step one in a process of how to do it. I read the rules but it went over my head cause, well I don't know much about packaging.

I just like fedora and thought that making a few packages that may be missing would be useful to me and others.

RahulSundaram
25th December 2006, 02:48 AM
Yeah I have never done any packaging for any distro so really don't know step one in a process of how to do it. I read the rules but it went over my head cause, well I don't know much about packaging.

I just like fedora and thought that making a few packages that may be missing would be useful to me and others.

You can read the guidelines and follow it as much as you can. If you make mistakes which pretty much everyone does then other reviewers can guide you through the process.