Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 431237
Review Request: perl-Text-Format - Various subroutines to format text
Last modified: 2008-02-02 05:43:16 EST
Spec URL: http://washington.kelkoo.net/fedora/SPECS/perl-Text-Format.spec
SRPM URL: http://washington.kelkoo.net/fedora/SRPMS/perl-Text-Format-0.52-1.fc8.src.rpm
The format routine will format under all circumstances even if the width isn't
enough to contain the longest words. Text::Wrap will die under these
circumstances, although I am told this is fixed. If columns is set to a small
number and words are longer than that and the leading 'whitespace' than there
will be a single word on each line. This will let you make a simple word list
which could be indented or right aligned. There is a chance for croaking if you
try to subvert the module. If you don't pass in text then the internal text is
worked on, though not modified. Text::Format is meant for more powerful text
formatting than Text::Wrap allows. I also have a module called Text::NWrap that
is meant as a direct replacement for Text::Wrap. Text::NWrap requires
Text::Format since it uses Text::Format->format to do the actual wrapping but
gives you the interface of Text::Wrap.
Hmm, another decade-old Perl module. There seems to be a rash of them lately.
* 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.
* 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
* rpmlint is silent.
* final provides and requires are sane:
perl(Text::Format) = 0.52
perl-Text-Format = 0.52-1.fc9
perl >= 0:5.003
* %check is present and all tests pass:
All tests successful.
Files=2, Tests=13, 1 wallclock secs ( 0.02 cusr + 0.00 csys = 0.02 CPU)
* owns the directories it creates.
* doesn't own any directories it shouldn't.
* no duplicates in %files.
* file permissions are appropriate.
* no scriptlets present.
* code, not content.
* documentation is small, so no -doc subpackage is necessary.
* %docs are not necessary for the proper functioning of the package.
Actually, now that I read a bit more clisely, I would also recommend removing
the last two sentences of %description, as they're not really descriptive of
I also have a module called Text::NWrap that is meant as a direct replacement
for Text::Wrap. Text::NWrap requires Text::Format since it uses
Text::Format->format to do the actual wrapping but gives you the interface of
Thanks for the review, Jason. I will fix the description after importing the
New Package CVS Request
Package Name: perl-Text-Format
Short Description: Various subroutines to format text
Branches: F-8 EL-4 EL-5
Cvsextras Commits: yes
Imported and built for devel, F-8, EL-4 and EL-5.