[sword-devel] RPM package improvements
Stuart D. Gathman
Wed, 22 May 2002 13:54:45 -0400 (EDT)
On Wed, 22 May 2002, Martin Gruner wrote:
> > 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.
> 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?
The sword-devel package is not for sword developers. It is for developers
who are *using* the sword package in their own project. For example,
GnomeSword and BibleTime developers.
> 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.
The gnomesword RPM uses and depends on the sword RPM. The sword-devel
RPM must be installed in order to compile the gnomesword package. However,
only the sword RPM is required to run the gnomesword package. The sword
The /usr/lib/sword directory contains the utilities. I would like to make
RPMs for the text modules as well. End users should not have to unzip
in a magic directory as root and then run mkfastmodule.
Stuart D. Gathman <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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