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Bug 1026139 - (appstream) Review Request: appstream - Utilities to generate, maintain and access the AppStream Xapian database
Review Request: appstream - Utilities to generate, maintain and access the Ap...
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: Package Review (Show other bugs)
All Linux
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Assigned To: T.C. Hollingsworth
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Blocks: 1026118
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Reported: 2013-11-03 21:51 EST by Rex Dieter
Modified: 2013-11-11 18:27 EST (History)
4 users (show)

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Last Closed: 2013-11-08 09:12:52 EST
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tchollingsworth: fedora‑review+
limburgher: fedora‑cvs+

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Description Rex Dieter 2013-11-03 21:51:08 EST
Spec URL:
AppStream-Core makes it easy to access application information from the
AppStream database over a nice GObject-based interface. It uses a 
PackageKit plugin to automatically (re)generate the AppStream Xapian
database of applications.
Fedora Account System Username: rdieter
Comment 1 T.C. Hollingsworth 2013-11-04 01:12:16 EST
Looks good overall, just a couple directory issues, at least one of which isn't your issue at all...



[!]: Package requires other packages for directories it uses.
[!]: Package must own all directories that it creates.

There are three directories that aren't owned by this package or any of its

> %{_datadir}/vala/vapi

This probably should be in a "vala-appstream" subpackage that Requires vala:

> /usr/lib64/packagekit-plugins

This is actually a bug in PackageKit.  It ships several files in that directory 
itself, but nobody owns it.

> /usr/share/gir-1.0

% repoquery --whatprovides /usr/share/gir-1.0 | wc -l

All -devel packages.

I'm pretty sure all these packages should all just be requiring gobject-instrospection-devel?


[x]: Rpmlint is run on all rpms the build produces.

Checking: appstream-0.4.0-1.fc19.x86_64.rpm
> appstream.x86_64: W: name-repeated-in-summary C AppStream

This make sense in this case.

> appstream-devel.x86_64: W: no-documentation

rpmlint really should whitelist -devel subpackages...

> appstream.src:32: W: mixed-use-of-spaces-and-tabs (spaces: line 3, tab: line 32)

In the commented-out Requires line.

> appstream.x86_64: W: unused-direct-shlib-dependency /usr/lib64/ /lib64/

CMake overlinking as per usual.
Comment 2 Rex Dieter 2013-11-04 10:29:26 EST
Spec URL:

* Mon Nov 04 2013 Rex Dieter <> 0.4.0-2
- -vala subpkg
- own %%{_libdir}/girepository-1.0, %%{_libdir}/packagekit-plugins (until someone better comes along)
Comment 3 T.C. Hollingsworth 2013-11-04 12:59:46 EST
%{_datadir}/gir-1.0 in -devel is still unowned.  Please fix this before importing.

Everything else looks fine, APPROVED.  :-)
Comment 4 Rex Dieter 2013-11-07 20:07:29 EST
New Package SCM Request
Package Name: appstream
Short Description: Utilities to generate, maintain and access the Appstream Xapian database
Owners: rdieter
Branches: f20
Comment 5 Gwyn Ciesla 2013-11-08 08:12:40 EST
Git done (by process-git-requests).
Comment 6 Rex Dieter 2013-11-08 09:12:52 EST
imported (and dir ownership fixed)

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