Re: [Rd] Creating RPMs for Packages

From: Pierre-Yves <>
Date: Wed, 06 Jan 2010 23:30:04 +0100

On Wed, 2010-01-06 at 13:35 -0500, Max Kuhn wrote:

> Before I try to write any code, does anyone see any issues with this
> (or has it already been done)? Is this a ridiculous approach?

You are for sure not alone in this effort to package R. A number of RPMs have already made their way into Fedora and tools have been developed to help this process.
One of them is R2spec [1], which I have worked on. I would also point you to a 'fork' of R2spec [2] which aims at building RPM more than spec (reason why they did not merge).
R2spec aims a helping to generate spec files as close as possible to the final one for inclusion in official Fedora/EPEL repositories. Allen S. Rout have made a nice job converting R2spec to generate RPM directly, solving some of the circular dependences issues.

For the rest I believe Marc already point you to the right places.

Best regards,


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