Bug 227500 - Review Request: svnkit - Pure Java Subversion client library
Summary: Review Request: svnkit - Pure Java Subversion client library
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: Package Review
Version: rawhide
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Anthony Green
QA Contact: Fedora Package Reviews List
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2007-02-06 14:15 UTC by Robert Marcano
Modified: 2007-11-30 22:11 UTC (History)
0 users

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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2007-06-20 18:20:05 UTC
Type: ---
tbento: fedora-review+
j: fedora-cvs+

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Description Robert Marcano 2007-02-06 14:15:24 UTC
Spec URL: http://www.marcanoonline.com/downloads/fedora/package_submissions/svnkit/svnkit.spec
SRPM URL: http://www.marcanoonline.com/downloads/fedora/package_submissions/svnkit/svnkit-1.1.1-1.src.rpm
SVNKit is a pure Java Subversion client library. You would like to use SVNKit
when you need to access or modify Subversion repository from your Java
application, be it a standalone program, plugin or web application. Being a
pure Java program, SVNKit doesn't need any additional configuration or native
binaries to work on any OS that runs Java.

This library is a renamed version of the javasvn package I mantain, I plan to mark it as dead when all dependencies all resolved (currently only eclipse-subclipse)

Comment 1 Anthony Green 2007-03-07 18:47:39 UTC
If this package replaces an differently named one, you should probably follow
the steps outlined here:


Comment 2 Robert Marcano 2007-04-15 21:43:34 UTC
sorry for the long delay, i was only updating critical updates of my packages

Updated package

Comment 3 Robert Marcano 2007-05-11 15:25:29 UTC
Can somebody help to finish this review... TIA

Comment 4 Anthony Green 2007-06-02 00:29:01 UTC
Can you fix or explain the following?

# rpmlint /usr/src/redhat/RPMS/i386/svnkit-1.1.2-1.i386.rpm 
W: svnkit wrong-file-end-of-line-encoding /usr/share/doc/svnkit-1.1.2/README.txt
W: svnkit invalid-license TMate License
W: svnkit obsolete-not-provided javasvn

Comment 5 Robert Marcano 2007-06-04 12:19:50 UTC
(In reply to comment #4)
> Can you fix or explain the following?
> # rpmlint /usr/src/redhat/RPMS/i386/svnkit-1.1.2-1.i386.rpm 
> W: svnkit wrong-file-end-of-line-encoding /usr/share/doc/svnkit-1.1.2/README.txt

I knew i would miss something :-(

> W: svnkit invalid-license TMate License

svnkit is a rename of javasvn, already on the repository, Bug #191015, because
it is just a BSD license with an added clause about the availiablity of the
source code http://svnkit.com/license.html

> W: svnkit obsolete-not-provided javasvn

svnkit replaces javasvn, but it is not 100% compatible with javasvn because jar
filenames are not equals (I still can make a few symlinks but there is not
guarantee the internal classes will be renamed too), quoting the guidelines

"If a package supersedes/replaces an existing package without being a compatible
enough replacement as defined in above, use only the Obsoletes from above."

The only package using javasvn in the Fedora repository is eclipse-subversion,
that i am eager to update

Comment 6 Jason Tibbitts 2007-06-05 18:20:01 UTC
Just setting the fedora-review flag so this doesn't show up in the unreviewed
ticket list.

Comment 7 Tania Bento 2007-06-14 19:03:18 UTC
Re-starting Review Process:

***** Items marked with an X need to be fixed. *****

OK - package is named appropriately
 - match upstream tarball or project name
 - try to match previous incarnations in other distributions/packagers for
 - specfile should be %{name}.spec
 - non-numeric characters should only be used in Release (ie. cvs or
 - for non-numerics (pre-release, CVS snapshots, etc.), see
 - if case sensitivity is requested by upstream or you feel it should be
   not just lowercase, do so; otherwise, use all lower case for the name

OK - is it legal for Fedora to distribute this?
 - OSI-approved

OK - license field matches the actual license.

OK - license is open source-compatible.
 - use acronyms for licences where common

OK - specfile name matches %{name}

OK - skim the summary and description for typos, etc.

OK - correct buildroot
 - should be:
   %{_tmppath}/%{name}-%{version}-%{release}-root-%(%{__id_u} -n)

OK - if %{?dist} is used, it should be in that form (note the ? and %

OK - keep old changelog entries; use judgement when removing (too old?

OK - packages meets FHS (http://www.pathname.com/fhs/)

OK - changelog should be in one of these formats:

  * Fri Jun 23 2006 Jesse Keating <jkeating@redhat.com> - 0.6-4
  - And fix the link syntax.

  * Fri Jun 23 2006 Jesse Keating <jkeating@redhat.com> 0.6-4
  - And fix the link syntax.

  * Fri Jun 23 2006 Jesse Keating <jkeating@redhat.com>
  - 0.6-4
  - And fix the link syntax.

OK - Packager tag should not be used

OK - Vendor tag should not be used
OK - Distribution tag should not be used

OK - use License and not Copyright 

OK - Summary tag should not end in a period

OK - post and postun javadoc should not exist

OK - if possible, replace PreReq with Requires(pre) and/or Requires(post)

OK - specfile is legible
 - this is largely subjective; use your judgement

OK - package successfully compiles and builds on at least x86

X - BuildRequires are proper
 - builds in mock will flush out problems here
 - the following packages don't need to be listed in BuildRequires:
   X - coreutils  --> This BR can be deleted.
   fedora-release (and/or redhat-release)

OK - summary should be a short and concise description of the package

X - description expands upon summary (don't include installation
  --> Description is very vague for javadoc.  If this can be expanded, that
would be great.  If not, I don't think it's a big deal.

OK - make sure lines are <= 80 characters

OK - specfile written in American English

OK - make a -doc sub-package if necessary
 - see

OK - packages including libraries should exclude static libraries if possible

OK - don't use rpath

OK - config files should usually be marked with %config(noreplace)

OK - GUI apps should contain .desktop files

Ok - should the package contain a -devel sub-package?

OK use macros appropriately and consistently
 - ie. %{buildroot} and %{optflags} vs. $RPM_BUILD_ROOT and $RPM_OPT_FLAGS

OK - don't use %makeinstall

OK - locale data handling correct (find_lang)
 - if translations included, add BR: gettext and use %find_lang %{name} at the
   end of %install

OK - consider using cp -p to preserve timestamps

OK - split Requires(pre,post) into two separate lines

OK - package should probably not be relocatable

OK - package contains code
 - see http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Packaging/Guidelines#CodeVsContent
 - in general, there should be no offensive content

OK - package should own all directories and files

OK - there should be no %files duplicates

OK - file permissions should be okay; %defattrs should be present

OK - if it is a web apps, it should be in /usr/share/%{name} and *not* /var/www

OK - %clean should be present

OK - %doc files should not affect runtime

OK - add gcj support if %BuildArch nnoarch

OK - verify the final provides and requires of the binary RPMs

Ok - rpmlint on <this package>.srpm gives no output
 - justify warnings if you think they shouldn't be there
   --> warning can be ignored.		

X - run rpmlint on the binary RPMs
   --> rpmlint svnkit-1.1.2-1.fc7.i386.rpm
       Only this warning needs to be fixed:  svnkit
wrong-file-end-of-line-encoding /usr/share/doc/svnkit-1.1.2/README.txt, the
others I think can be ignored.
   --> rpmlint svnkit-debuginfo-1.1.2-1.fc7.i386.rpm
       This warning can be ignored.
   --> rpmlint svnkit-javadoc-1.1.2-1.fc7.i386.rpm
       There are a bunch of svnkit-javadoc wrong-file-end-of-line-encoding
warnings that I think need to be fixed.

OK - license text included in package and marked with %doc
    --> license text is not included in this package.

X verify source and patches (md5sum matches upstream, know what the patches do)
 - if upstream doesn't release source drops, put *clear* instructions on
   how to generate the the source drop; ie. 
  # svn export blah/tag blah
  # tar cjf blah-version-src.tar.bz2 blah
   --> I'm getting different md5sums.  Could you kindly just double check this
as well.

OK - package should include license text in the package and mark it with %doc
   --> See note above.

OK - package should build on i386

OK - package should build on mock

Comment 8 Robert Marcano 2007-06-18 15:12:28 UTC
(In reply to comment #7)

>    --> I'm getting different md5sums.  Could you kindly just double check this
> as well.

I downloaded the package again and the md5sums match, maybe your download was
corrupted or some website problem occurred at that time

Updates at


Comment 9 Tania Bento 2007-06-18 18:14:01 UTC
(In reply to comment #8)

> I downloaded the package again and the md5sums match, maybe your download was
> corrupted or some website problem occurred at that time

You are right.  Don't know what happened there.  Sorry about that.  

Everything else looks good.


Comment 10 Robert Marcano 2007-06-19 13:53:57 UTC
New Package CVS Request
Package Name: svnkit
Short Description: Pure Java Subversion client library
Owners: robert@marcanoonline.com
Branches: FC-6 F-7

Comment 11 Jason Tibbitts 2007-06-19 23:09:31 UTC
CVS done.

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