Mandriva Linux is the new name of the Linux distribution formerly known as "Mandrake", and is my distribution of choice. I'm using it as a desktop both at home, and at work.
For a long time, I've been an RPM hacker and tinkered with RPMs: fixing problems, creating new ones, or updating them. Now, however, I decided to take a more active role within Mandriva and become a first-class packager. I was referred to this resource on the Mandriva wiki, and realised that before I ask for the packager bit, I should upload some packages.
Now, since I've lately been playing
I decided to get some of its dependencies into Mandriva. Starting with
XML::Feed, I created packages for its Perl modules suitable for inclusion into
Mandriva. I did not use cpan2rpm,
Ovid (the CPAN Module not
Curtis "Ovid" Poe) or friends, but rather started from an existing RPM
One thing I realised was that I shouldn't have tweaked an XS-enabled module's
As it turned out, XML-Feed did not have too many dependencies that were not
already present in the Mandriva pool of packages. Now, I should probably work
on the rest of Plagger. (If I disappear for a few weeks, you know I'll be
buried in hacking on RPM
The packages are available in the incoming directory but as far as I know were not included in the pool yet.