Bug 1725569 - fedora-review points to non-existent texinfo documentation
Summary: fedora-review points to non-existent texinfo documentation
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: fedora-review
Version: 31
Hardware: Unspecified
OS: Unspecified
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Stanislav Ochotnicky
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2019-07-01 06:22 UTC by Martin Osvald 🛹
Modified: 2019-08-13 19:07 UTC (History)
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Description Martin Osvald 🛹 2019-07-01 06:22:27 UTC
Description of problem:

If texinfo files are detected (existence of /usr/share/info/* in any subpackage) and install-info cannot be found in the %post or %preun sections (must be present in both of them), it informs about it but the mentioned URL to documentation doesn't exist anymore.

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


How reproducible:


Steps to Reproduce:

1. Install a source rpm package containing texinfo
2. Comment out the commands executing 'install-info' from %post or %preun sections
3. Rebuild the srpm
4. Run fedora-review on it

Actual results:

The below url doesn't exist:


fedora-review output:

- Texinfo files are installed using install-info in %post and %preun if
  package has .info files.
  Note: Texinfo .info file(s) in frr
  See: https://docs.fedoraproject.org/en-US/packaging-

Expected results:

Valid URL or removal of it.

Additional info:

Found some draft for it still hanging around:


Related code:

  42 def in_list(what, list_):
  43     """ test if 'what' is in each item in list_. """
  44     for item in list_:
  45         if not item:
  46             return False
  47         if what not in item:
  48             return False
  49     return True
1918 class CheckInfoInstall(GenericCheckBase):
1919     """ Check that info files are properly installed. """
1921     def __init__(self, base):
1922         GenericCheckBase.__init__(self, base)
1923         self.url = (
1924             "https://docs.fedoraproject.org/en-US"
1925             "/packaging-guidelines/Scriptlets/#_texinfo"
1926         )
1927         self.text = (
1928             "Texinfo files are installed using install-info"
1929             " in %post and %preun if package has .info files."
1930         )
1931         self.automatic = True
1932         self.type = "MUST"
1934     def run(self):
1935         using = []
1936         failed = False
1937         for pkg in self.spec.packages:
1938             if self.rpms.find("/usr/share/info/*", pkg):
1939                 using.append(pkg)
1940                 rpm_pkg = self.rpms.get(pkg)
1941                 if not in_list("install-info", [rpm_pkg.post, rpm_pkg.preun]):
1942                     failed = True
1943         if not using:
1944             self.set_passed(self.NA)
1945             return
1946         text = "Texinfo .info file(s) in " + ", ".join(using)
1947         self.set_passed(self.FAIL if failed else self.PENDING, text)

Hit this while reviewing frr:


Comment 1 Ben Cotton 2019-08-13 19:07:28 UTC
This bug appears to have been reported against 'rawhide' during the Fedora 31 development cycle.
Changing version to 31.

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