My friend Michael Soulier writes at: http://www.digitaltorque.ca/2009/04/02/building-rpms-out-of-git/
I find the need to wrap up content into a tar.gz so that I can build it really dumb. It wasn’t always like this… with the DEBIAN version the rpm command, I can actually just do:
and produce an RPM directly from my source directory… This no longer works with RHEL4/FC8/Centos5 versions of RPM, which I find funny. I was looking at porting the debian RPM package to RPM…
So, I build my RPMs under Debian Etch/Lenny!
Michael also writes:
which I think can be replaced with: