Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 253043
Review Request: elftoaout - A utility for converting ELF binaries to a.out binaries
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:12:13 EST
Spec URL: http://ausil.us/packages/elftoaout.spec
SRPM URL: http://ausil.us/packages/elftoaout-2.3-8.fc8.src.rpm
The elftoaout utility converts a static ELF binary to a static a.out
binary. If you're using an ELF system (i.e., Fedora) on a SPARC, you'll
need to run elftoaout on the kernel image so that the SPARC PROM can
netboot the image.
If you're installing Fedora on a SPARC, you'll need to install the elftoaout
update from irc comments
OK - Spec in American English
OK - Spec is legible.
OK - Sources match upstream md5sum:
n/a - BuildRequires correct
OK - Package has %defattr and permissions on files is good.
OK - Package has a correct %clean section.
OK - Package has correct buildroot
OK - Package is code or permissible content.
OK - Packages %doc files don't affect runtime.
OK - Package compiles and builds on at least one arch.
OK - Package has no duplicate files in %files.
OK - Package doesn't own any directories other packages own.
OK - Package owns all the directories it creates.
OK - No rpmlint output.
OK - final provides and requires are sane:
rpmlib(CompressedFileNames) <= 3.0.4-1
rpmlib(PayloadFilesHavePrefix) <= 4.0-1
elftoaout = 2.3-9.fc8
OK - Should build in mock.
See below (#1) - Should build on all supported archs
See below (#2) - Should function as described.
OK - Should have dist tag
OK - Should package latest version
0 bugs - check for outstanding bugs on package.
#1: Package is designed for SPARC. Will it build anywhere else? Is
there any practical use for it anywhere else? I won't claim to know.
(However, will we need to file ExclusiveArch bugs?)
#2: As far as I can tell, it works. It generates the exact same a.out
image as Aurora Corona's elftoaout. (Not that that's terribly
conclusive...it's a good sign, though.)
I think we're probably good for now. We might want to look at DaveM's
patch, which is dated 2006-01-03 as opposed to our 2002-06-03-ish patch
(and includes the same and then some), but I don't think it's dire.
I'm calling elftoaout APPROVED. Pass Go, collect 200 bogomips.
It's amusing to note, by the way, that while this package doesn't have
any open bugs, it does have two closed ones: BZ#446 and BZ#9679. No,
those numbers aren't typos. :-)
New Package CVS Request
Package Name: elftoaout
Short Description: A utility for converting ELF binaries to a.out binaries
Owners: spot, ausil, pjones, jima
Commits by cvsextras: yes