[sword-devel] RPM package improvements

Daniel Glassey sword-devel@crosswire.org
Wed, 22 May 2002 19:13:03 +0100

the dev package is also useful for people who want to build an app like bibletime or 
gnomesword or their own using the 'stable' library in the rpm. Sounds like a good idea to 
me :)


On 22 May 2002 at 19:28, Martin Gruner sent forth the message:

> > 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.
> Martin