Scott,

> When you create these RPMs are you simply doing it with a rpm -ta on
> our tarballs?  Or are you doing something more than that?

I found a few errors in the spec file included with the tarball.  I made a 
number of changes to the spec file to get it up to date.  You are welcome to 
include my changes and/or RPM on the official site.  I will admit I didn't do 
the best job on the spec file as I was more interested in getting it working 
than making it perfect.

> Are there other considerations?  Like, do I have to generate different
> RPMs for different releases of RedHat?   I'm primarily a FreeBSD user, so
> forgive me if this sounds naive, but, do RedHat RPMs work on other Linuxes
> (Slackware, Debian, etc) or are they completely separate?

For the most part binary rpms are distribution and version specific. 
Source RPMS should be rebuildable across distros, versions and
architectures.

- James



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