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Bug 225240 - Merge Review: alchemist
Merge Review: alchemist
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: Package Review (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Gwyn Ciesla
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Reported: 2007-01-29 15:59 EST by Nobody's working on this, feel free to take it
Modified: 2008-02-14 08:29 EST (History)
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Description Nobody's working on this, feel free to take it 2007-01-29 15:59:44 EST
Fedora Merge Review: alchemist

Comment 1 Gwyn Ciesla 2008-02-04 14:11:14 EST
rpmlint on SRPM:

alchemist.src: E: non-utf8-spec-file
The character encoding of the spec file is not UTF-8.  Convert it for
example using iconv(1).

alchemist.src:10: W: prereq-use /sbin/ldconfig
The use of PreReq is deprecated. In the majority of cases, a plain Requires
is enough and the right thing to do. Sometimes Requires(pre), Requires(post),
Requires(preun) and/or Requires(postun) can also be used instead of PreReq.

alchemist.src:13: W: buildprereq-use libxml2 >= 2.3.8, libxslt >= 0.9.0,
libxslt-devel >= 0.9.0
The use of BuildPreReq is deprecated, build dependencies are always required
before a package can be built.  Use plain BuildRequires instead.

alchemist.src:14: W: buildprereq-use doxygen >= 1.2.7, python-devel, zlib-devel
The use of BuildPreReq is deprecated, build dependencies are always required
before a package can be built.  Use plain BuildRequires instead.

alchemist.src: W: summary-ended-with-dot A multi-sourced configuration back-end.
Summary ends with a dot.

alchemist.src: E: tag-not-utf8 %changelog
The character encoding of the value of this tag is not UTF-8.

alchemist.src: W: no-url-tag
The URL tag is missing.

All need fixing.

rpmlint on RPMS:

alchemist-devel.i386: W: dangling-relative-symlink
/usr/lib/alchemist/blackbox/libforgeblackbox.so libforgeblackbox.so.0.0.0
The relative symbolic link points nowhere.

Should be OK.

In addition, the Source0 tag should include a URL, which should match what I'd
find on the site in the URL.

Static libs need to be in a -static package or dropped entirely.  .la should be
removed unless critically needed.

Otherwise, looks good, no other blockers.
Comment 2 Tim Waugh 2008-02-13 08:21:01 EST
Fixed in 1.0.37-4.fc9, except for:

URL tag: there is no upstream URL for this project, and never has been.

Dangling symlink: the devel package requires the main package, which provides
the target of this symlink.  There are many other packages that do the same thing.
Comment 3 Gwyn Ciesla 2008-02-13 08:52:55 EST
Ok on the symlink.  A few of mine do that too. :)

As for upstream, you'll need to get a spot on hosted.fp.org, and update this

Comment 4 Tim Waugh 2008-02-13 09:00:53 EST
Not worth the effort -- no new development should be made against alchemist.  It
is only kept around for the (very few) remaining packages that still use it.
Comment 5 Gwyn Ciesla 2008-02-13 09:10:41 EST
Ok, that makes sense.  Document that in the Spec, approximately where the URL
tag would be, and I'll be happy.
Comment 6 Gwyn Ciesla 2008-02-13 09:15:25 EST
I see that only s-c-httpd and s-c-netboot require this.  What is replacing this,
that these will be migrating to, just out of curiosity?
Comment 7 Tim Waugh 2008-02-14 08:08:23 EST
Documented in spec.  The replacement is for configuration tools to directly
configure the files they are configuring.
Comment 8 Gwyn Ciesla 2008-02-14 08:29:37 EST
Beautiful.  Thank you!


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