Bug 426750 - Review Request: ghc-utf8-string - Support reading and writing UTF8 Strings
Summary: Review Request: ghc-utf8-string - Support reading and writing UTF8 Strings
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: Package Review
Version: rawhide
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Jens Petersen
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On:
Blocks: 426754 xmobar
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2007-12-25 20:12 UTC by Yaakov Nemoy
Modified: 2014-01-02 08:16 UTC (History)
8 users (show)

Fixed In Version:
Doc Type: Bug Fix
Doc Text:
Clone Of:
: 503250 (view as bug list)
Last Closed: 2009-06-18 03:48:15 UTC
Type: ---
petersen: fedora-review+
petersen: fedora-cvs+

Attachments (Terms of Use)
ghc-utf8-string.spec-1.patch (1.69 KB, patch)
2009-06-12 01:43 UTC, Jens Petersen
no flags Details | Diff
ghc-utf8-string.spec-2.patch (1.50 KB, patch)
2009-06-13 07:01 UTC, Jens Petersen
no flags Details | Diff

Description Yaakov Nemoy 2007-12-25 20:12:27 UTC
Spec URL: http://fedorapeople.org/~ynemoy/xmonad/utf8-string.spec
SRPM URL: http://fedorapeople.org/~ynemoy/xmonad/ghc681-utf8-string-0.2-1.fc8.src.rpm
Description: A UTF8 layer for IO and Strings. The utf8-string
package provides operations for encoding UTF8
strings to Word8 lists and back, and for reading and
writing UTF8 without truncation.

This library is needed for xmonad-contrib, for which a review request is to follow.

Comment 1 Jens Petersen 2008-02-13 03:08:34 UTC
Name of the spec and srpm must coincide.

Comment 2 Jason Tibbitts 2008-12-02 23:33:31 UTC
I guess a new package is needed now that we have functional guidelines.  The above links seem to be broken in any case.

Comment 3 Till Maas 2008-12-10 16:43:49 UTC
I set NEEDINFO to indicate, that this package is not ready for review, yet. Please provide working links to Spec and SRPM.

Comment 4 Jens Petersen 2008-12-12 01:45:33 UTC
I think this one is less urgent, but I can provide an updated package later.


Comment 5 Jason Tibbitts 2008-12-21 20:52:03 UTC
Please clear the whiteboard when this is ready for a review.

Comment 6 Jens Petersen 2009-05-19 01:38:35 UTC

Comment 7 Zach Oglesby 2009-05-29 21:58:38 UTC
Here is my spec and srpm


This is my first time trying to package so let me know if anything needs fixed.

Comment 8 Jens Petersen 2009-06-02 12:50:44 UTC
Sorry Zach, but could you update to cabal2spec-0.16 which is now in f11-updates?

Comment 10 Jens Petersen 2009-06-11 10:08:31 UTC
cabal2spec-diff output looks good

Zach there should only be one %changelog with all the changelog entries

ghc-utf8-string.src: W: more-than-one-%changelog-section
1 packages and 0 specfiles checked; 0 errors, 1 warnings.

You can look at some other active spec files for examples if you're unsure about the format.

You probably need a fedora packager sponsor?

Comment 11 Zach Oglesby 2009-06-11 15:16:48 UTC
Spec files have been fixed. I do need a sponsor as well.

Comment 12 Jens Petersen 2009-06-11 23:45:02 UTC
Thanks: convention is to have a newline between changelog entries.

Also there is a newer version on hackage:

Also please update the srpm too when updating the spec file. :)

There are a few rpmlint warnings from the binary packages:

ghc-utf8-string-doc.x86_64: E: description-line-too-long This package contains development documentation files for the ghc-utf8-string library.
1 packages and 0 specfiles checked; 1 errors, 0 warnings.

Would be good to fix.

ghc-utf8-string-prof.x86_64: E: devel-dependency ghc-utf8-string-devel
ghc-utf8-string-prof.x86_64: W: no-documentation
ghc-utf8-string-prof.x86_64: W: devel-file-in-non-devel-package /usr/lib64/ghc-6.10.3/utf8-string-0.3.5/libHSutf8-string-0.3.5_p.a
1 packages and 0 specfiles checked; 1 errors, 2 warnings.

Normal and can be waived.

Comment 13 Jens Petersen 2009-06-12 00:08:28 UTC
I think it is not a blocker but I note that the following src files are missing license info/headers:


It would be good to point this out to the maintainer
so that they can hopefully add headers to those files.

Comment 15 Jens Petersen 2009-06-12 01:41:56 UTC
I sent a mail to the maintainer asking to add license info to the above files.

Comment 16 Jens Petersen 2009-06-12 01:43:20 UTC
Created attachment 347505 [details]

Basically likes fine to me now.

I suggest this little patch to describe the package more.

Comment 17 Jens Petersen 2009-06-12 01:47:25 UTC
Zach, please apply for the packager group in FAS and I will sponsor you
upon successful completion of this review. :)

Comment 19 Jens Petersen 2009-06-12 03:01:04 UTC
I think you can also change it when you come to import to cvs, but I would suggest simply:

Summary: Haskell UTF8 layer for IO and Strings

Comment 20 Jens Petersen 2009-06-13 07:01:41 UTC
Created attachment 347715 [details]

ghc-utf8-string.src: W: summary-ended-with-dot Haskell utf8-string library. A UTF8 layer for IO and Strings.
1 packages and 0 specfiles checked; 0 errors, 1 warnings.

Comment 21 Jens Petersen 2009-06-13 07:42:31 UTC
Here is the review:

 +:ok, !:needs attention, NA: not applicable

MUST Items:
[!] MUST: rpmlint output

fixed by above patch

[+] MUST: Package Naming Guidelines
[+] MUST: spec file name must match base package %{name}
[+] MUST: Packaging Guidelines.
[+] MUST: Licensing Guidelines

Author responded he would add more license headers in his next release.

[+] MUST: License field in the package spec file must match actual license.
[+] MUST: include license files in %doc if available in source
[+] MUST: The spec file must be written in American English and be legible.
[+] MUST: source md5sum matches upstream release

d5198209bd81ea4f8af7692e2467336c  utf8-string-0.3.5.tar.gz

[+] MUST: must successfully compile and build into binary rpms on one main arch
[+] MUST: if necessary use ExcludeArch for other archs
[+] MUST: All build dependencies must be listed in BuildRequires
[+] MUST: A package must own all directories that it creates.
[+] MUST: A package must not contain any duplicate files in the %files listing.
[+] MUST: Permissions on files must be set properly.
[+] MUST: Each package must have a %clean section, which contains rm -rf %{buildroot} (or $RPM_BUILD_ROOT).
[+] MUST: Each package must consistently use macros
[+] MUST: The package must contain code, or permissable content.
[+] MUST: Large documentation files should go in a doc subpackage.
[+] MUST: If a package includes something as %doc, it must not affect the runtime of the application.
[+] MUST: Header files must be in a -devel package.
[NA] MUST: Static libraries must be in a -static package.
[+] MUST: Packages must not own files or directories already owned by other packages.
[+] MUST: At the beginning of %install, each package MUST run rm -rf %{buildroot} (or $RPM_BUILD_ROOT).
[+] MUST: All filenames in rpm packages must be valid UTF-8.

[+] SHOULD: The reviewer should test that the package builds in mock.


Package is APPROVED by Jens Petersen

Comment 22 Jens Petersen 2009-06-13 07:47:23 UTC
Please just fix the rpmlint warning for the summary and tidy up
the descriptions (as covered by the last patch) before importing
to cvs. :)

Please include me and haskell-sig in the InitialCC field of
the CVS Admin Request, which is the next step.

Thanks for the review.

Comment 23 Zach Oglesby 2009-06-16 21:16:09 UTC
New Package CVS Request
Package Name: ghc-utf8-string
Short Description: Support reading and writing UTF8 Strings
Owners: zoglesby
Branches: F-11
InitialCC: haskell-sig petersen

Comment 24 Jason Tibbitts 2009-06-17 16:38:24 UTC
CVS done.

Comment 25 Jens Petersen 2010-01-15 04:20:09 UTC
Note: seems this was added just as we moved from ghc-6.10.2 to 6.10.3
which actually ships utf8-string - I am going to mark this as a dead
package in cvs.

Comment 26 Jens Petersen 2010-10-04 02:16:42 UTC
Package Change Request
Package Name: ghc-utf8-string
New Branches: el6
Owners: petersen
InitialCC: haskell-sig

Comment 27 Kevin Fenzi 2010-10-04 19:02:02 UTC
Git done (by process-git-requests).

Comment 28 Jens Petersen 2013-12-27 13:37:37 UTC
Package Change Request
Package Name: ghc-utf8-string
New Branches: el5
Owners: petersen
InitialCC: haskell-sig

Comment 29 Jens Petersen 2014-01-02 05:51:02 UTC
Git done (by process-git-requests).

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