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Bug 169717 - Review Request: Internode DSL usage applet
Review Request: Internode DSL usage applet
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: Package Review (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Wart
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Reported: 2005-10-01 20:13 EDT by John Mahowald
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:11 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2006-07-12 23:00:52 EDT
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Description John Mahowald 2005-10-01 20:13:15 EDT
Spec Name or Url: http://frontiernet.net/~jpmahowald/fedora/review/gnome-applet-internode.spec
SRPM Name or Url: http://frontiernet.net/~jpmahowald/fedora/review/gnome-applet-internode-1.3-1.src.rpm
The Internode Usage Meter for GNOME is a panel applet for the
GNOME 2 desktop environment which allows you to monitor your
Internode Personal ADSL Usage.

(Packaging for: http://fedoraforum.org/forum/showthread.php?t=79173)
Comment 1 John Mahowald 2005-10-23 02:14:03 EDT
Note that this has not been tested with a real Internode ADSL account yet.

Comment 2 Wart 2006-02-09 14:06:59 EST
Just a couple of initial comments:

* I believe the Requires: python-abi is no longer needed for FC4+5.
* Use %{SOURCE1} in %prep instead of %{_sourcedir}.  It's a little easier to read.
* There is a debug 'echo' line in %install

I've never been clear on the recommendations for .pyc files.  Should these be
shipped or %ghosted?

I will try to do a more formal review later today...
Comment 3 Wart 2006-02-09 14:13:21 EST
Build error on FC-4 x86_64.  It looks like the package installs some files into
/usr/lib instead of %{_libdir}

    File not found:
Comment 4 John Mahowald 2006-02-17 10:58:25 EST
Also, I may not be able to make this noarch, because bonobo is installed at
%{_libdir}. Even though the only thing it puts there is a single text file.

I will have to rework the setup patch.
Comment 5 Wart 2006-02-21 20:31:01 EST
More build erros, this time on devel-i386:

error: Installed (but unpackaged) file(s) found:

These should probably be %ghosted.
Comment 6 Ville Skyttä 2006-02-22 02:20:24 EST
Actually, I think they should be just %exclude'd (can't rm -f because they're
generated by rpmbuild after %install).  As far as I can tell, there should be no
reason for rpmbuild to byte-compile *.py scripts in /usr/bin.
Comment 7 Wart 2006-02-22 02:46:17 EST
* rpmlint output clean
* No redundance or not permissible BR:
* Source matches upstream
* Package name follows guidelines for gnome applets
* Builds on FC4-i386
* spec file legible, in Am. English
* macro use consistent
* code, not content
* No shared libraries or -devel package
* doc ok
* desktop file not needed
* Runs without crashing (did not test with a valid Internode account,

Recommended (but not required)
* Use %{SOURCE1} instead of {%_sourcedir}/COPYING
* Add %{?dist} to release tag
* GPL license ok, text included

* Does not build on FC5-i386 or FC4-x86_64.
* mock build not tested (my mock env. is hosed right now)


* %exclude %{_bindir}/*.pyc %{_bindir}/*.pyo (comment #6)
* Requires: python-abi not needed for FC-5 (comment #2)
* Fix x86_64 build with respect to /usr/lib (comment #3)
* Does not own all directories that it creates:
  - %{python_sitelib}/internode/
  - %{datadir}/internode/
  - %{_libdir}/bonobo/servers (probably owned by a parent of one of the
    Requires, but was unable to verify)
Comment 8 Wart 2006-04-20 16:11:09 EDT
Comment 9 Wart 2006-07-12 18:29:38 EDT

Can we either fix this or close the bug?
Comment 10 John Mahowald 2006-07-12 23:00:52 EDT
I really am not going to use this. Closing.

If anybody would like to take over based on this spec feel free.

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