Bug 1128386 - "bogus date in %changelog" for non-bogus date
Summary: "bogus date in %changelog" for non-bogus date
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: fedpkg
Version: rawhide
Hardware: Unspecified
OS: Unspecified
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Dennis Gilmore
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2014-08-09 22:17 UTC by Richard W.M. Jones
Modified: 2014-08-11 09:42 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2014-08-11 07:57:20 UTC

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Description Richard W.M. Jones 2014-08-09 22:17:45 UTC
Description of problem:

$ fedpkg verrel
warning: bogus date in %changelog: Sun Aug 09 2014 Richard W.M. Jones <rjones@redhat.com> 2:2.1.0-3

However the date is *not* bogus ...?

In fact, today is that date.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):


How reproducible:


Steps to Reproduce:
1. Type `fedpkg verrel'

Comment 1 Richard W.M. Jones 2014-08-09 22:32:11 UTC
The %changelog section starts:

* Sun Aug 09 2014 Richard W.M. Jones <rjones@redhat.com> 2:2.1.0-3              
- Non-upstream patch for aarch64 which uncompresses -kernel parameter.          
* Sun Aug 03 2014 Richard W.M. Jones <rjones@redhat.com> 2:2.1.0-2              
- Update to qemu 2.1.0 final released version.                                  
- Drop optimization flags when compiling on aarch64 (see RHBZ#1126199).         
* Fri Jul 25 2014 Cole Robinson <crobinso@redhat.com> 2:2.1.0-0.5.rc3           
- Update to qemu-2.1.0-rc3                                                      
* Wed Jul 16 2014 Cole Robinson <crobinso@redhat.com> 2:2.1.0-0.4.rc2           
- Update to qemu-2.1.0-rc2                                                      
* Mon Jul 14 2014 Peter Robinson <pbrobinson@fedoraproject.org> 2:2.1.0-0.3.rc1 
- Build qemu-system-aarch64 on all arches                                       
- Run check on ARM arches, just don't fail the build ATM

Comment 2 Pavol Babinčák 2014-08-11 07:57:20 UTC
fedpkg calls rpm to query NVR from specfile. rpm is to blame here to be too strict.

Minimal example of that output:
rpm --quiet --specfile *.spec

It isn't exactly the same command that fedpkg uses as it defines & undefines multiple macros and specifies query format.

And finally you can run either
fedpkg lint

or directly:

rpmlint *.spec

To check what problem rpm sees in your spec file.

Comment 3 Richard W.M. Jones 2014-08-11 09:42:23 UTC
The problem turned out to be the XFCE Clock widget, which displayed
an incorrect date (Sunday 9 Aug).  Something to do with it being
after midnight on Saturday but before 1am, so the local day is Sunday but
the GMT date is (Sat) 9th Aug.

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