A new .spec file for Mercurial on Fedora

Mads Kiilerich mads at kiilerich.com
Wed Mar 26 18:56:43 CDT 2008

Eric Hopper wrote, On 03/26/2008 08:51 AM:
> The attached file is the spec file I've used for my personal build of
> Mercurial for Fedora.  It contains numerous enhancements over both the
> included spec file and the spec file for Fedora.

Neal is doing a great job maintaining the official Fedora rpm. 
WIP/beta/development packages can be found on 

For some reason the Fedora spec and the one in contrib/mercurial.spec 
are completely different. Is there any reason for that?

And Eric, why do you have a great but different personal build of 
Mercurial for Fedora?

In both cases I would assume that all could benefit from using (almost) 
the same spec. There might be different objectives or other good (?) 
reasons, but then it would be nice to know the reason so that users can 
choose the package that is best for them.

Finally it would be nice if the rpm package also was/appeared similar to 
the batteries-included TortoiseHG installer (obviously with "batteries" 
replaced with "dependencies").


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