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From: Stefan Seefeld (seefeld_at_[hidden])
Date: 2006-05-17 16:20:44

David Abrahams wrote:
> Allen Bierbaum <allenb_at_[hidden]> writes:
>> David Abrahams wrote:
>>> Allen Bierbaum <allenb_at_[hidden]> writes:

>> So I guess the question would be, is there interest from the boost
>> admins in accepting an rpm spec file (based on Patrick and Neal's work)
>> and making it the recommended way for packagers to build boost. Or said
>> another way, is there interest in putting the boost seal of approval on
>> packaging and installation methods?
> I am interested.
>> If there is interest, what are the next steps for getting an rpm
>> spec file accepted?
> Post it along with an explanation of what it does and rationale for
> your choices, I guess.

Another, but related, question would be whether that could be abstracted
a little along these lines:

* how much of the info can be extracted from the build system automatically ?
* what (meta)data needs to be added by developers manually ?
* can the same process be repeated for other packagers, such as deb or msi ?

If that's possible, may be packaging could be a new feature ?
I guess these questions are more relevant to the ML, so I'm Cc'ing them


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