[sword-devel] RPM package improvements

Martin Gruner sword-devel@crosswire.org
Wed, 22 May 2002 19:28:04 +0200

> As was mentioned, they are only installed with the devel package.  The
> question was: when the devel package *is* installed, should the man pages
> go in the /usr/share/doc/sword-devel-1.5.3 directory, where they are out of
> the way but harder to consult, or in the /usr/share/man/man3 directory.

Sorry for misunderstanding your posting -- please be patient with me as a 
non-native speaker.
Hm. I am not convinced of the need for a dev package though. Whoever wants to 
develop should use (anonymous) cvs. There is probably only need for a 
well-written sword rpm that users could install (just the lib), or what do 
you think?

Atm BibleTime rpms include a static sword in the binary. We have to supply 
additional files (like locales) as well, which can conflict if users already 
have a sword rpm installed. Now if a good sword rpm exists, we can probably 
switch over to requiring that one and have sword dynamic. I think this would 
be the cleaner and more obvious solution. Thanks for your work on it thus 
far! I'd be glad if you could continue to maintain this (if wished by the 
sword masters) a bit (esp. the spec file).
Btw: hopefully the cvs will be split soon, so that the apps stuff goes in 
separate modules and only the lib and related stuff stays in.