Fedora Merge Review: tzdata
Initial Owner: firstname.lastname@example.org
Tidied up version commited, not built.
rpmlint is silent, for both source and binary rpm.
Is there no URL for the Source0: tzdata-base-0.tar.bz2? What is upstream?
No, there is none. I don't think it's upstream package, it's a simple building
OK, let's have a look.
The tzdata-base-0.tar.bz2 file is indeed a bit weird. I understand what it's
used for, and if I'm correct, the maintainer of this packages just repacks it
and uploads to the buildsys when a file needs to be changed. That's OK; it just
needs to be commented in the spec so that everyone will know where it comes
Normally I would suggest that you drop the Conflicts: tag and the versioned
BuildRequires: for glibc-common, but given what this packages is used for I
suspect that leaving them in might save some user of a never-updated RH9 system
who might want to install this on their system. Or maybe we don't care about
that, but I'll leave it to the maintainer to make that decision.
It's not clear to me just which parts of the resulting package are under the
LGPL and which are public domain, and the specfile needs to make this clear.
See the "Multiple License Scenario" section of
http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Packaging/LicensingGuidelines for more information.
It's a bit confusing to have the BuildRequires: and Source: tags in two places,
since they're not specific to the subpackages. There's also no need to specify
tzdata.noarch: W: invalid-license Public Domain, LGPLv2+
tzdata-java.noarch: W: invalid-license Public Domain, LGPLv2+
The license tag should be "Public Domain and LGPLv2+"
tzdata-java.noarch: W: no-documentation
Not a problem.
Really, all that's needed is some comments and a couple of minor tweaks. If you
like, I can attach a patch or just commit fixes to CVS, but I'm afraid I'll need
help supplying the licensing breakdown.
* source files match upstream:
* package meets naming and versioning guidelines.
* specfile is properly named, is cleanly written and uses macros consistently.
* summary is OK.
* description is OK.
* dist tag is present.
* build root is OK.
* license field matches the actual license (but it does have a syntax issue; see
* license is open source-compatible.
* license text not included upstream.
* latest version is being packaged.
* BuildRequires are proper.
* %clean is present.
* package builds in mock (rawhide, x86_64).
* package installs properly
X rpmlint has a valid complaint.
* final provides and requires are sane:
tzdata = 2007j-1.fc9
tzdata-java = 2007j-1.fc9
* %check is present and all tests pass.
* owns the directories it creates.
* doesn't own any directories it shouldn't.
* no duplicates in %files.
* file permissions are appropriate.
* no scriptlets present.
* acceptable content.
* documentation is small, so no -docs subpackage is necessary.
* %docs are not necessary for the proper functioning of the package.
Thanks for review. I committed a cleaned up version, and commented on a meaning
and source of mysterious tzdata-base-0.tar.bz2 file.
Thanks for the update.
One thing that I note from reading the nice comments you've added from the spec:
Keep in mind that the License: tag applies only to the final binary package, so
if none of the LGPLv2+ stuff makes it into the built package then there's no
need to have LGPLv2+ in the License: tag.
Otherwise I think this package is fine now.
Great, in that case I'm dropping the LGPL part of the License. All the files
(both the java part and the zoneinfo part) are built from the same set of public
Let's call this done, then.