Succeeded in creating a build tree for a WeBWorK rpm package on fedora. The build tree compiles now and produces an rpm package. Testing the package to insure that it does what it's supposed to will have to wait until week after next. The package is also not yet feature complete. Adding a configuration script to the .spec file should not be that hard however since it is essentially a .bash script.
Thanks to the rest of the guys helping out with webwork and to Chris Tyler in particular for guiding us through the build sequence.