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From: Elias Abacioglu <elias.rabi@xxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Monday, January 2, 2012 8:38 PM
Subject: Re: building rpm packages for older distributions.
R P Herrold skrev 2012-01-02 18:27:
> On Mon, 2 Jan 2012, Elias Abacioglu wrote:
>> So the question is, is there a way to build packages with "legacy" support?
>> Like some way to force the rpm to use other payload and filedigest methods
>> that have wider support.
>> Cause it feels kind of backwards to install centos 4 to build rpm packages
>> that should work on old and new versions of rpm.
> I dunno about 'feels backward' -- later versions of RHEL, and thus CentOS have moved to new forms of compression, etc, whose 'emergence as desired' were not knowable to earlier versions of RPM
> The steps of 'ripping out xz compression' and later RPM 'enhancements' is fairly mechanical', less so is addressing the addition of certain dependency finding and other 'convenience' macros used in later RPM versions
> That said, a 'general' path to building packages that do not require invasive changes , is to build with the older tools, tweaking the .spec file, as needed
Hi, well it's Centos 6.2 that has the strange deault settings.
It seems to be:
So I guess I'll change it to
But I do not know which binary_payload is the one with most legacy support..
Any suggestions of the binary_payload I should use?
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