The main reason there are not spec files for every distribution is that
the spec file included has tended to work on most rpm systems with minor
changes only, so there hasn't been a strong need to maintain separate
spec files. This has been a bit of an advantage in that we were able to
combine efforts on maintaining and improving the spec file.
However, going forward I think it may be more necessary to split out
separate spec files, especially if packagers take advantage of
distro-specific features/macros, and doubly especially as distro vendors
start providing the spec files. If this is done, though, it would be
helpful to put these into a subdirectory. I.e.:
On Tue, 9 Nov 2004, Tuukka Pasanen wrote:
> How one can become a packager and why there isn't spec files for every
> distribution available?
> > With more layers functionality, additional bug fixes, calligraphy tool
> > improvements and more the 0.40 release is starting to shape up. This
> > has prompted the 0.40pre2 release to be created. Please take a look at
> > this release and help us find more bugs! If they're not found, they
> > can't be fixed.
> > http://sourceforge.net/project/showfiles.php?group_id=93438&