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Re: [Denemo-devel] Denemo in Fedora

From: Roy Rankin
Subject: Re: [Denemo-devel] Denemo in Fedora
Date: Sun, 03 Aug 2008 00:27:55 +1000
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I have sent you the updated file. For the spec file to run it assumes that "make install" does not install the .h files and that denemo.conf is installed into /etc/denemo, otherwise it will fail.

I am far from an expert about windows, but for windows get_data_dir() in utils.c calls g_win32_get_package_installation_directory then adds share/denemo. I would expect the configuration directory would be similarly located but adding etc/denemo.

Also, an early step of the process of getting a package into Fedora is the spec file (denemo.spec) and source RPM file need to be on a web site. If I generate these files can they be put on the savannah download page? I may wait until you create the tar ball so I can create the source RPM from it.

Roy Rankin

Jeremiah Benham wrote:
On Sat, 2008-08-02 at 16:39 +1000, Roy Rankin wrote:
I have been investigating what it would take to get Denemo included in the Fedora distribution, something which I am willing to drive.

In my investigation the following has come up.

1. The spec file I submitted violates quite a few of the MUST conditions of a Fedora spec file. I have resolved most of these issues in my local copy.

Please send this updated spec file to me.
2. Installing include files - Why does Denemo install the .h files? Are they of any use to someone who runs Denemo. This issue arises because Fedora requires all .h files to be in a second RPM (denemo-devel). Currently I have put a work-around into the spec file not to include these files.

I don't understand what is doing that. I don't have any .h files
installed. when I do a make install.
3. The file /usr/share/denemo/denemo.conf is a configuration file which can be changed for system wide configuration. The Filesystem Hierarchy Standard states that /usr is for read-only files and the Fedora standard states that configuration files should not be in /usr. I believe this file should be in /etc/denemo, however, this requires a coding change in Denemo.

Ok. This is a simple change.  I would have to change where denemo looks
for the .conf file. How is this done in windows?  There are some other
things I have found that need to be fixed. I will fix them and upload a
new tarball. Please send me your updates.


Roy Rankin

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