Problem creating RPM Binary Packages that work..

John Puffs johnnypuffs at
Tue Aug 24 14:41:28 PDT 2010

Hi Ryan,

Thanks for the answers. Seems totally understandable to me..

I do have other package managers I use for my Linux box. Unfortunately one
of my hosting servers is fairly old with Fedora 8 and Plesk as the hosting
management system. I can't upgrade Fedora without breaking Plesk and there
really aren't too many current packages for F8. I have 100 clients on that
machine so I'm kinda stuck with it. Oh well..

Thanks again!

On Tue, Aug 24, 2010 at 2:02 PM, Ryan Schmidt <ryandesign at>wrote:

> On Aug 24, 2010, at 02:58, John Puffs wrote:
> > Are the Macports not just packaged from source files for easy OS X
> install?
> MacPorts portfiles generally build something from source, yes. But if you
> then package up that built result into an RPM, that RPM is specific to the
> OS version and processor architecture it was created on.
> > I thought it would work somehow..
> >
> > Bummer. It would be great.
> You can try to install MacPorts on your Linux box and use the "port"
> command there. But virtually nobody tests MacPorts on anything other than a
> Mac these days, and Mac OS X is the only platform we're really committed to
> supporting. There are probably better package managers available if Linux is
> the OS you want to use it on.
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