Bug 226235 - Merge Review: pax
Merge Review: pax
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: Package Review (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Orcan Ogetbil
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Reported: 2007-01-31 15:21 EST by Nobody's working on this, feel free to take it
Modified: 2009-01-31 00:32 EST (History)
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Description Nobody's working on this, feel free to take it 2007-01-31 15:21:32 EST
Fedora Merge Review: pax

Initial Owner: pvrabec@redhat.com
Comment 1 Orcan Ogetbil 2008-11-20 01:50:31 EST
I reviewed this package. Here is what needs to be done for compliance with the guidelines:

* The doc files ABOUT-NLS, AUTHORS, ChangeLog, COPYING, NEWS, README, THANKS need to be packaged.

* We prefer %defattr(-,root,root,-)

* Buildroot must be one of these:
   %(mktemp -ud %{_tmppath}/%{name}-%{version}-%{release}-XXXXXX)
   %{_tmppath}/%{name}-%{version}-%{release}-root-%(%{__id_u} -n)

* It would be nice if you explain in the SPEC file what the patches do. The project seems dead, I don't think there is any place to submit the patches to.

* Parallel make should be supported whenever possible. If it is not supported, this should be noted in the SPEC file as a comment.
Comment 2 Orcan Ogetbil 2008-12-21 05:11:31 EST
Comment 3 Peter Vrabec 2009-01-19 05:55:31 EST
I'm removing myself from CC and adding ovasik. He is current maintainer of pax, according to:
Comment 4 Ondrej Vasik 2009-01-19 06:29:48 EST
Thanks for review. Afaik buildroot is completely ignored by latest rpm, so that guideline is no longer so important. Anyway - it is one commit, so could be fixed as well for sanity. I fixed all your objections, built as pax-3.4-7.fc11.
Comment 5 Orcan Ogetbil 2009-01-19 08:42:35 EST
You are welcome Ondrej. There is one more thing that I missed last time. The guidelines state that:
"Fedora's RPM includes a %makeinstall macro but it must NOT be used when make install DESTDIR=%{buildroot} works." [1]

For pax, this really doesn't matter much since %makeinstall just works as desired. But it is stated in the above guideline as a "MUST" so I had to bring it into your attention.

Otherwise, I couldn't find any problems. Review is done on my side.

This Merge Review (pax) is APPROVED by oget

[1] http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Packaging/Guidelines#Why_the_.25makeinstall_macro_should_not_be_used
Comment 6 Orcan Ogetbil 2009-01-31 00:32:32 EST
closing the bug

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