Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 438195
Review Request: wgrib2 - Manipulate, inventory and decode GRIB2 files
Last modified: 2008-05-20 11:43:36 EDT
Spec URL: http://www.cora.nwra.com/~orion/fedora/wgrib2.spec
SRPM URL: http://www.cora.nwra.com/~orion/fedora/wgrib2-1.7.2-1.fc8.src.rpm
Wgrib2 is a swiss army knife for grib2 files. You can use it inventory or
extract data. You can do basic database operations and other nifty things.
GRIB-2 has arrived and has begun replacing the the older standard GRIB
(GRIB-1). Since GRIB-2 can reduce the file size by upto 80% (NAM, JPEG2000
compression), converting to the new standard may be faster than some expected.
Wgrib2 has been out in the wild since 9/16/2005 (alpha release). The original
version was rough around the edges but the new design helped and now wgrib2
has much more functionality than the older wgrib.
I did a package too, very similar with yours (strange isn't it ;-)
but with a makefile patch different and correspondingly a make
call slightly different.
Otherwise I think that the first paragraph of the %description would
Also I have a libpng-devel BuildRequires
And this for the license:
# most files are public domain, geo.c and Netcdf.c are GPL+, gribtab.c is GPLv2+
Summary: Manipulate, inventory and decode GRIB2 files
(In reply to comment #1)
> I did a package too, very similar with yours (strange isn't it ;-)
I guess we both work in the earth sciences area?
> but with a makefile patch different and correspondingly a make
> call slightly different.
I've reworked mine again.
> Otherwise I think that the first paragraph of the %description would
> be enough.
> Also I have a libpng-devel BuildRequires
g2clib-devel requires libpng-devel.
> And this for the license:
> # most files are public domain, geo.c and Netcdf.c are GPL+, gribtab.c is GPLv2+
> License: GPLv2+
> and summary
> Summary: Manipulate, inventory and decode GRIB2 files
* Mon May 19 2008 Orion Poplawski <email@example.com> - 1.7.2b-1
- Update to 1.7.2b
- Update makefile patch
(In reply to comment #2)
> (In reply to comment #1)
> > I did a package too, very similar with yours (strange isn't it ;-)
> I guess we both work in the earth sciences area?
As strange as it may be, I am not in earth sciences (though I
was trained as a biologist), I am an economist, but an economist
working a lot with climate scientists (mainly on climate change
> g2clib-devel requires libpng-devel.
I have 2 remarks
- I think it is better to avoid naming files with fedora, to
play nicer with downstream for spec files, be it only EPEL.
- the -r of rm is useless
These are not blockers, so:
* follow packaging guidelines
* match upstream
* free software, license included
* %files section right
I'd appreciate to be in initialCC and watchcommit.
New Package CVS Request
Package Name: wgrib2
Short Description: Manipulate, inventory and decode GRIB2 files
Branches: F-9 F-8 F-7 EL-5 EL-4
Cvsextras Commits: yes
cvs done, with the exception of the watchcommits. You will need to request that
from the package database webpage.
Checked in, built, added to f10 comps.