Bug 1085612

Summary: Review Request: voxelands - The Fun-Focused Free Software Voxel World Game (was: minetest-classic)
Product: [Fedora] Fedora Reporter: Maverick Kaung <mavjs01>
Component: Package ReviewAssignee: Dennis Chen <barracks510>
Status: CLOSED WONTFIX QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance <extras-qa>
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Version: rawhideCC: andrew, barracks510, gbailey, i, mattdm, mavjs01, package-review, rosser.bjr
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Description Maverick Kaung 2014-04-09 02:08:54 UTC
Spec URL: http://mavjs.fedorapeople.org/minetest-classic/minetest-classic.spec
SRPM URL: http://mavjs.fedorapeople.org/minetest-classic/minetest-classic-1403.00-1.fc20.src.rpm
Description: Game of mining, crafting and building in the infinite world of cubic blocks.
Features both single and networked multiplayer mode. A fork of minetest (http://www.minetest.net)
Fedora Account System Username: mavjs

This is my first package and I need a sponsor. Currently, I'm providing rpms for minetest-classic using copr: http://www.minetest-classic.com/download.html

Successfully built rpm(s) can be found here: http://copr.fedoraproject.org/coprs/mavjs/minetest-classic/

Comment 1 Michael Schwendt 2014-04-10 18:47:27 UTC
> http://copr-be.cloud.fedoraproject.org/results/mavjs/minetest-classic/fedora-20-x86_64/minetest-classic-1403.00-1.fc20/build.log

Build output is non-verbose. One cannot verify the compiler settings that are used (e.g. compiler flags, preprocessor definitions, paths).

> #warning "Disabling unit tests"

Any comment on this?

> warning: File listed twice: /usr/local/share/locale/da/LC_MESSAGES/minetest-classic.mo
> warning: File listed twice: /usr/local/share/locale/de/LC_MESSAGES/minetest-classic.mo
> warning: File listed twice: /usr/local/share/locale/fr/LC_MESSAGES/minetest-classic.mo
> warning: File listed twice: /usr/local/share/locale/it/LC_MESSAGES/minetest-classic.mo

Reason to worry, because /usr/local must not be used by the package.

> cp -p %{buildroot}%{_prefix}/local/bin/%{name} %{buildroot}%{_bindir}

> *** WARNING: identical binaries are copied, not linked:
>         /usr/bin/minetest-classic
>    and  /usr/local/bin/minetest-classic

/usr/local must not be used by Fedora's packages.

Have you ever before listed the package's files?

$ rpmls -p minetest-classic-1403.00-1.fc20.x86_64.rpm |grep /usr/local|wc -l

Please point the fedora-review tool at this ticket. It evaluates the "SRPM URL:" and "Spec URL:" lines and performs many helpful checks. Run "fedora-review -b 1085612".

Comment 2 Michael Schwendt 2014-04-10 19:06:46 UTC
Running transaction
  Erasing    : minetest-classic-1403.00-1.fc20.x86_64                       1/4 
/var/tmp/rpm-tmp.l7dpj4: line 1: [0: command not found
  Erasing    : irrlicht-1.8.1-2.fc20.x86_64                                 2/4 

Comment 3 Matthew Miller 2014-09-17 19:49:28 UTC
Looks like upstream has been renamed to "voxelands".

Comment 4 Matthew Miller 2014-09-17 19:51:18 UTC
AND there's a Copr of that at: http://copr.fedoraproject.org/coprs/mavjs/voxelands/

Comment 5 Maverick Kaung 2014-09-17 20:13:33 UTC
yes, after having not following it for awhile, I've been meaning to get back into fixing the errors mentioned above and submitting the name change.

Should I just go ahead and change the title and link to the new spec/src.rpms here? Or do I close this and file a new package review.

Comment 7 Mihkel Vain 2014-09-18 19:16:45 UTC
Hi. This is not a formal review... just some remarks.

1. voxelands.src:14: W: mixed-use-of-spaces-and-tabs (spaces: line 14, tab: line 3)

Use on only tabs or spaces in spec file.

2. Group:		Amusements/Games

You don't need that, unless to plan to target EPEL 5

3. URL:		http://wwww.voxelands.com

Loose one w


Use %cmake macro eg:

5. %clean
rm -rf %{buildroot}

You don't need that, unless to plan to target EPEL 5 

5. %defattr(-,root,root)

You don't need that.

Note. This list may not be complete and I don't intend to do formal review, because I think I don't have enough right for this.

Comment 8 Christopher Meng 2014-09-18 23:41:36 UTC

This is NOT allowed.

Comment 9 Maverick Kaung 2014-09-19 16:58:59 UTC
Thanks for the (informal) review(s). I've change the suggested remarks.

URL: https://mavjs.fedorapeople.org/voxelands/voxelands.spec

@Christopher Meng - I don't think I have %{_prefix}/local/ anymore in the voxelands.spec, I believe it was in the minetest-classic.spec (which was the old project/spec file)

Comment 10 Christopher Meng 2014-09-20 05:37:36 UTC
Yes, by after using %cmake macro the usr/local should be nuked.


$ rpm -E %cmake

  CFLAGS="${CFLAGS:--O2 -g -pipe -Wall -Werror=format-security -Wp,-D_FORTIFY_SOURCE=2 -fexceptions -fstack-protector-strong --param=ssp-buffer-size=4 -grecord-gcc-switches  -m64 -mtune=generic}" ; export CFLAGS ; 
  CXXFLAGS="${CXXFLAGS:--O2 -g -pipe -Wall -Werror=format-security -Wp,-D_FORTIFY_SOURCE=2 -fexceptions -fstack-protector-strong --param=ssp-buffer-size=4 -grecord-gcc-switches  -m64 -mtune=generic}" ; export CXXFLAGS ; 
  FFLAGS="${FFLAGS:--O2 -g -pipe -Wall -Werror=format-security -Wp,-D_FORTIFY_SOURCE=2 -fexceptions -fstack-protector-strong --param=ssp-buffer-size=4 -grecord-gcc-switches  -m64 -mtune=generic -I/usr/lib64/gfortran/modules}" ; export FFLAGS ; 
  FCFLAGS="${FCFLAGS:--O2 -g -pipe -Wall -Werror=format-security -Wp,-D_FORTIFY_SOURCE=2 -fexceptions -fstack-protector-strong --param=ssp-buffer-size=4 -grecord-gcc-switches  -m64 -mtune=generic -I/usr/lib64/gfortran/modules}" ; export FCFLAGS ; 
  LDFLAGS="${LDFLAGS:--Wl,-z,relro }" ; export LDFLAGS ; 
  /usr/bin/cmake \
        -DINCLUDE_INSTALL_DIR:PATH=/usr/include \
        -DLIB_INSTALL_DIR:PATH=/usr/lib64 \
        -DSHARE_INSTALL_PREFIX:PATH=/usr/share \
%if "lib64" == "lib64" 
        -DLIB_SUFFIX=64 \

ALready defined in the macro:


And, it'd be better to have a server "-DBUILD_SERVER=0", or other explanations?

Comment 11 Christopher Meng 2014-09-20 05:40:57 UTC
* Thu Sep 11 2014 Ye Myat Kaung <mavjs01@gmail.com> - 1408.00

The version in the end is not correct, you can use rpmdev-bumpspec to bump it and see the standard.

Comment 12 Matthew Miller 2014-09-20 15:38:20 UTC
(In reply to Christopher Meng from comment #11)
> * Thu Sep 11 2014 Ye Myat Kaung <mavjs01@gmail.com> - 1408.00
> The version in the end is not correct, you can use rpmdev-bumpspec to bump
> it and see the standard.

I assume you mean this part:

  %global verrel 1408.00

  Name: 	voxelands
  Version:	%{verrel}
  Release:	1%{?dist}
  Summary:	The Fun-Focused Free Software Voxel World Game

  License:	GPLv3
  URL:		http://www.voxelands.com
  Source0:	http://www.voxelands.com/downloads/%{name}-%{verrel}-src.tar.bz2

This could be more simply done just like this:

  Name:         voxelands
  Version:      1408.00
  Release:      1%{?dist}
  Summary:       The Fun-Focused Free Software Voxel World Game

  License:      GPLv3
  URL:          http://www.voxelands.com
  Source0:      http://www.voxelands.com/downloads/%{name}-%{version}-src.tar.bz2

No need for a special global, because %{version} already works.

Comment 13 Maverick Kaung 2014-09-20 17:10:30 UTC
Thanks for the reviews. I have made a few changes as suggested.

Got rid of:
1408.00 (and changed to 1408.00-1)

-DBUILD_SERVER=0 is passed to cmake, because, if not the project also builds the server binary at the same time.

-DRUN_IN_PLACE=0 is passed so that the client binary reads configuration and map data from ~/.voxelands and not from the parent directory the binary was launched from.

Comment 14 Maverick Kaung 2014-10-07 15:01:29 UTC
I've made a newer spec file that is similar to minetest - which is already in the fedora repos, and since voxelands is a fork of that.

WIth this new spec file there is no need to pass the -DBUILD_SERVER=0, and it also builds the voxelands-server package. My only concern is that voxelands, like minetest bundles jthread, so, I an not sure I'd need to apply "Bundled Library Exception" with FPC. The issue is the same as the original Exception: https://fedorahosted.org/fpc/ticket/347

Do I still need to apply for "Bundled Library Exception" with FPC for voxelands, as well?

A new stable version of voxelands (1409.00) was released some weekend ago.

SPEC URL: https://mavjs.fedorapeople.org/voxelands/1409.00/voxelands.spec (This spec is used to build the voxelands packages on mavjs/voxelands on copr)
SRPM URL: https://mavjs.fedorapeople.org/voxelands/1409.00/voxelands-1409.00-4.fc20.src.rpm
SOURCE FILE URLs: https://mavjs.fedorapeople.org/voxelands/1409.00/

Comment 15 Matthew Miller 2014-10-07 15:18:05 UTC
(In reply to Ye Myat Kaung from comment #14)
> Do I still need to apply for "Bundled Library Exception" with FPC for
> voxelands, as well?

'Fraid so. Note the other ticket and exception when doing so.

Comment 16 Dennis Chen 2016-03-11 20:20:29 UTC
I'll take this under review. I am under the impression that Voxelands no longer bundles jthread. Do you still need a sponsor?

Comment 17 Andrew Toskin 2017-03-06 22:02:25 UTC
What's the status on this package?

I liked Minetest, but felt like it was sorely missing better-developed creeps, which Voxelands seems to have worked on. So I'd be interested in seeing it packaged for Fedora. I'm also looking to do package reviews, as part of joining the official packagers group, so I could help get this moving again, if you're still interested in maintaining it.

Comment 18 Matthew Miller 2017-03-06 22:21:47 UTC
Note that Fedora rules around bundling have changed, possibly making this easier.

Comment 19 Ben Rosser 2017-08-23 00:52:48 UTC

It's been several months since the last request about the status of this review, but with no response from the submitter. As per the "policy for stalled package reviews" https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Policy_for_stalled_package_reviews please respond soon if you're still interested in the submission.

Also, I am (as of a few hours ago!) a sponsor, so I could sponsor you if you are still interested in getting voxelands into Fedora.

Comment 20 Maverick Kaung 2017-10-02 18:36:56 UTC
Hi all,

The development of voxelands stalled for awhile, so I thought of closing it out, but I didn't. But as of 23/09/2017, the main developer has released a new version thus I will be fixing up some config option to work better with the way the config in the new release work. So, do watch this space for a new spec submission.

And thank you to the folks who have offered to sponsor my package, I appreciate it.

Comment 21 Andrew Toskin 2018-03-06 23:06:11 UTC
I'm still interested in reviewing this package (and playing the game) if you're still interested in working on it, Maverick.

Comment 22 Andrew Toskin 2018-04-13 01:21:59 UTC
Any updates on this package, Maverick Kaung?

Comment 23 Ben Rosser 2018-08-07 20:49:31 UTC
Hi Maverick,

Any news? Please respond soon, or (as mentioned before) I'll close the ticket in accordance with the "stalled reviews" policy. :(

Note that if you are still interested in packaging voxelands you're more than welcome to open a new ticket, should this one get closed. (Or if someone else wants to package voxelands they can too).

As I said before, I'm still happy to sponsor you if you are interested.

Comment 24 Maverick Kaung 2018-08-30 17:30:06 UTC
Hi Ben, Andrew,

Thank you for taking your time on getting in touch with me after a long absence on my side.

Unfortunately, the game is dead. The developer has decided to let the game development go. Therefore, I shall not be pushing forward with the packaging either.