I am not a developer or a packager, just a daily heavy user of openSUSE. I frequently need the latest released upstream version of some program. And there’s one program that I need to compile from GIT sources. But the problem is that I am a total idiot when it comes to packaging and compiling. I can never figure out why the /.configure process always bombs out on me due to some missing lib dependency. I also don’t have a fast connection, so downloading the huge source lib packages is no fun.
Could OBS help me? In the ideal world, I could point the OBS at some remote .tar.gz source package, and it would download it from that server, figure out the source dependencies, and compile an RPM for my version of openSUSE. Then I would just install it from my personal OBS repo. Is this possible?
From a GIT repository, there are a few commands to run prior to any configure, these need to be reflected in the rpm spec file. I think OBS can grab from git, but I normally do that locally and upload.