[gmx-developers] [RFC] rpm SPEC files in source tree

Szilárd Páll pall.szilard at gmail.com
Mon Jan 20 20:25:14 CET 2014

Thanks for the quick reply!

We will remove admin/mdrun*.spec files.


On Mon, Jan 20, 2014 at 7:48 PM, Susi Lehtola
<jussilehtola at fedoraproject.org> wrote:
> On Mon, 20 Jan 2014 19:38:10 +0100
> Szilárd Páll <pall.szilard at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Hi,
>> Change #3000 [1] proposes dropping the RPM SPEC files from the GROMACS
>> source tree [2,3]. The current version is outdated and has not been
>> changed since v4.5 so it should get updated ASAP or it will be
>> removed.
> As the author of the spec file in question I agree - there's no sense in
> keeping it as a part of the GROMACS distribution, since GROMACS has been
> available in Fedora for ages.
>> RFC/Questions:
>> - Are there people using these SPEC files? Do we want them under
>> admin/? They should be useful not only for Fedora, but e.g. if a lab
>> or computing facility builds RPM-s for their machines, but we need
>> them maintained.
> The one in Fedora / Fedora EPEL is maintained. No need to duplicate
> work. If someone wants to build a custom RPM, they can always use the
> latest spec from Fedora or whatever distro they're using.
>> - Is there anyone willing to pitch in with up-to-date SPEC files? I
>> think this is a good opportunity for package maintainers to take 5.0
>> for a spin and provide feedback early so we can fix issues they find.
> Again, no need for this - the one in Fedora is up to date.
> --
> Susi Lehtola
> Fedora Project Contributor
> jussilehtola at fedoraproject.org

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