Bug 1563925 - Review Request: ghc-cabal-helper - Simple interface to some of Cabal's configuration state, mainly used by ghc-mod
Summary: Review Request: ghc-cabal-helper - Simple interface to some of Cabal's config...
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: Package Review
Version: rawhide
Hardware: Unspecified
OS: Unspecified
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Robert-André Mauchin 🐧
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2018-04-05 04:40 UTC by Elliott Sales de Andrade
Modified: 2018-04-10 22:58 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Last Closed: 2018-04-10 22:58:05 UTC
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Description Elliott Sales de Andrade 2018-04-05 04:40:10 UTC
Spec URL: https://qulogic.fedorapeople.org//ghc-cabal-helper.spec
SRPM URL: https://qulogic.fedorapeople.org//ghc-cabal-helper-

Cabal's little helper provides access to build information gathered by 'cabal'
when configuring a project. Specifically we're interested in retrieving enough
information to bring up a compiler session, using the GHC API, which is similar
to running 'cabal repl' in a project.

While simple in principle this is complicated by the fact that the information
Cabal writes to disk is in an unstable format and only really accessible
through the Cabal API itself.

Since we do not want to bind the user of a development tool which utilises this
library to a specific version of Cabal we compile the code which interfaces
with the Cabal library's API on the user's machine, at runtime, against
whichever version of Cabal was used to write the on disk information for a
given project.

If this version of Cabal is not available on the users machine anymore, which
is fairly likely since cabal-install is usually linked statically, we have
support for compiling the Cabal library also. In this case the library is
installed into a private, isolated, package database in
'$XDG_CACHE_HOME/cabal-helper' so as to not interfere with the user's package

Comment 1 Elliott Sales de Andrade 2018-04-05 04:59:52 UTC
koji scratch build: https://koji.fedoraproject.org/koji/taskinfo?taskID=26173883

Comment 2 Robert-André Mauchin 🐧 2018-04-05 09:32:10 UTC
Package approved.

Package Review

[x] = Pass, [!] = Fail, [-] = Not applicable, [?] = Not evaluated
[ ] = Manual review needed

===== MUST items =====

[x]: Package does not contain kernel modules.
[x]: Package contains no static executables.
[x]: Development (unversioned) .so files in -devel subpackage, if present.
     Note: Unversioned so-files in private %_libdir subdirectory (see
     attachment). Verify they are not in ld path.
[x]: Package does not contain any libtool archives (.la)
[x]: Rpath absent or only used for internal libs.

[x]: Package is licensed with an open-source compatible license and meets
     other legal requirements as defined in the legal section of Packaging
[x]: License field in the package spec file matches the actual license.
     Note: Checking patched sources after %prep for licenses. Licenses
     found: "BSD (3 clause)", "AGPL (v3 or later)", "AGPL (v3)", "Unknown
     or generated". 29 files have unknown license. Detailed output of
     licensecheck in /home/bob/packaging/review/ghc-cabal-helper/review-
[x]: License file installed when any subpackage combination is installed.
[x]: Package requires other packages for directories it uses.
     Note: No known owner of /usr/libexec/ghc-8.2.2
[x]: Package must own all directories that it creates.
     Note: Directories without known owners: /usr/libexec/ghc-8.2.2
[x]: %build honors applicable compiler flags or justifies otherwise.
[x]: Package contains no bundled libraries without FPC exception.
[x]: Changelog in prescribed format.
[x]: Sources contain only permissible code or content.
[-]: Package contains desktop file if it is a GUI application.
[x]: Development files must be in a -devel package
[x]: Package uses nothing in %doc for runtime.
[x]: Package consistently uses macros (instead of hard-coded directory
[x]: Package is named according to the Package Naming Guidelines.
[x]: Package does not generate any conflict.
[x]: Package obeys FHS, except libexecdir and /usr/target.
[-]: If the package is a rename of another package, proper Obsoletes and
     Provides are present.
[x]: Requires correct, justified where necessary.
[x]: Spec file is legible and written in American English.
[-]: Package contains systemd file(s) if in need.
[-]: Useful -debuginfo package or justification otherwise.
[x]: Package is not known to require an ExcludeArch tag.
[-]: Large documentation must go in a -doc subpackage. Large could be size
     (~1MB) or number of files.
     Note: Documentation size is 399360 bytes in 17 files.
[x]: Package complies to the Packaging Guidelines
[x]: Package successfully compiles and builds into binary rpms on at least
     one supported primary architecture.
[x]: Package installs properly.
[x]: Rpmlint is run on all rpms the build produces.
     Note: There are rpmlint messages (see attachment).
[x]: If (and only if) the source package includes the text of the
     license(s) in its own file, then that file, containing the text of the
     license(s) for the package is included in %license.
[x]: Package does not own files or directories owned by other packages.
[x]: Package uses either %{buildroot} or $RPM_BUILD_ROOT
[x]: Package does not run rm -rf %{buildroot} (or $RPM_BUILD_ROOT) at the
     beginning of %install.
[x]: Macros in Summary, %description expandable at SRPM build time.
[x]: Dist tag is present.
[x]: Package does not contain duplicates in %files.
[x]: Permissions on files are set properly.
[x]: Package use %makeinstall only when make install DESTDIR=... doesn't
[x]: Package is named using only allowed ASCII characters.
[x]: Package does not use a name that already exists.
[x]: Package is not relocatable.
[x]: Sources used to build the package match the upstream source, as
     provided in the spec URL.
[x]: Spec file name must match the spec package %{name}, in the format
[x]: File names are valid UTF-8.
[x]: Packages must not store files under /srv, /opt or /usr/local

===== SHOULD items =====

[-]: If the source package does not include license text(s) as a separate
     file from upstream, the packager SHOULD query upstream to include it.
[x]: Final provides and requires are sane (see attachments).
[?]: Package functions as described.
[x]: Latest version is packaged.
[x]: Package does not include license text files separate from upstream.
[x]: Scriptlets must be sane, if used.
[-]: Description and summary sections in the package spec file contains
     translations for supported Non-English languages, if available.
[x]: Package should compile and build into binary rpms on all supported
[x]: %check is present and all tests pass.
[x]: Packages should try to preserve timestamps of original installed
[x]: Reviewer should test that the package builds in mock.
[x]: Buildroot is not present
[x]: Package has no %clean section with rm -rf %{buildroot} (or
[x]: No file requires outside of /etc, /bin, /sbin, /usr/bin, /usr/sbin.
[x]: Fully versioned dependency in subpackages if applicable.
[x]: Packager, Vendor, PreReq, Copyright tags should not be in spec file
[x]: Sources can be downloaded from URI in Source: tag
[x]: SourceX is a working URL.
[x]: Spec use %global instead of %define unless justified.

===== EXTRA items =====

[x]: Rpmlint is run on all installed packages.
     Note: There are rpmlint messages (see attachment).
[x]: Large data in /usr/share should live in a noarch subpackage if package
     is arched.
[x]: Spec file according to URL is the same as in SRPM.

Checking: ghc-cabal-helper-
ghc-cabal-helper.x86_64: W: spelling-error %description -l en_US repl -> rep, rel, repel
ghc-cabal-helper.x86_64: W: spelling-error %description -l en_US utilises -> utilities, utilizes
ghc-cabal-helper.x86_64: W: no-documentation
ghc-cabal-helper.src: W: spelling-error %description -l en_US repl -> rep, rel, repel
ghc-cabal-helper.src: W: spelling-error %description -l en_US utilises -> utilities, utilizes
3 packages and 0 specfiles checked; 0 errors, 5 warnings.

Comment 3 Gwyn Ciesla 2018-04-05 21:14:26 UTC
(fedrepo-req-admin):  The Pagure repository was created at https://src.fedoraproject.org/rpms/ghc-cabal-helper

Comment 4 Fedora Update System 2018-04-06 03:22:33 UTC
ghc-cabal-helper- has been submitted as an update to Fedora 28. https://bodhi.fedoraproject.org/updates/FEDORA-2018-6e66fcceed

Comment 5 Fedora Update System 2018-04-06 18:56:28 UTC
ghc-cabal-helper- has been pushed to the Fedora 28 testing repository. If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.
See https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/QA:Updates_Testing for
instructions on how to install test updates.
You can provide feedback for this update here: https://bodhi.fedoraproject.org/updates/FEDORA-2018-6e66fcceed

Comment 6 Fedora Update System 2018-04-10 22:58:05 UTC
ghc-cabal-helper- has been pushed to the Fedora 28 stable repository. If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.

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