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Re: various packaging issues

From: Ricardo Wurmus
Subject: Re: various packaging issues
Date: Wed, 19 Jul 2017 09:32:30 +0200
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Dave Love <address@hidden> writes:

>>> * RPM specs commonly have multiple sources specified, e.g. source and
>>>   doc or example tarballs, or configuration files of some kind which
>>>   aren't patches.  Is there a way to do that?
>> The ‘source’ field can be only one thing.  However, you can always
>> specify additional origin objects as inputs.  There are multiple
>> examples of that.
> Oh, thanks, but I still don't see how to use it.  I'd be grateful if
> someone can point me to examples; I couldn't find any when looking for
> packages I thought might have them.

One example is “kentutils” in (gnu packages bioinformatics).  It has
“samtabix” among its native-inputs and these additional sources are
unpacked in a separate build phase “prepare-samtabix”.


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