On Wed, 02 May 2007 18:46:15 +0900, Brian Candler wrote:
> 
> Right now I'm using a different approach: gem2spec takes a gem and turns it
> into an RPM spec file. Unlike the native .deb packages you're generating
> under Pallet, the components are installed under /usr/lib/ruby/gems/1.8 not
> /usr/lib/ruby/1.8.
> 
> *snip*
> 
> With Pallet, you can tell it what files to bundle together to build a
> package. But what about the initial fetch/untar/configure/build/install
> steps? It would be very attractive to write these once in ruby (or rake),
> but I don't think Pallet provides rules for this. Are there existing
> libraries of rake tasks to do these steps?

Not of rake tasks, but you could easily write a rake task which downloads
the file to somewhere predictable.

-- 
Stephen Touset <stephen / touset.org>