META.yml and Building RPMs

An email has flooded in. It was in response to my piece about Building RPMs from CPAN Distributions and it was from Andreas Koenig. Andreas runs PAUSE, which is the service CPAN authors use to upload stuff to CPAN, so he knows what he’s talking about when it comes to CPAN (and many other matters).… Continue reading META.yml and Building RPMs

Useful RPM Stuff

I forgot to mention this yesterday. I’ve set up a github project (see http://github.com/davorg/rpm_stuff) where I’ll dump bits and pieces that I’m writing to make my RPM-building life easier. The first utility I’ve uploaded there is called can_rpmbuild. You pass it an RPM spec file and it tells you which of the dependencies are available… Continue reading Useful RPM Stuff

Building RPMs from CPAN Distributions

Regular readers will know that in the past I’ve shown some interest in building RPMs from CPAN distributions. It’s been a while since I did much work in this area (although I do still release the occasional module to my RPM repository. Over the weekend I was at FOSDEM and I attended Gabor’s talk on… Continue reading Building RPMs from CPAN Distributions