Bug 454914 - Review Request: nxt_python - a package for controlling a LEGO NXT robot using python
Review Request: nxt_python - a package for controlling a LEGO NXT robot using...
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: Package Review (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Mamoru TASAKA
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2008-07-10 15:05 EDT by John McLean
Modified: 2008-08-12 09:28 EDT (History)
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mtasaka: fedora‑review+
kevin: fedora‑cvs+

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Description John McLean 2008-07-10 15:05:44 EDT
Spec URL: http://jesusfreak91.googlepages.com/nxt_python.spec
SRPM URL: http://jesusfreak91.googlepages.com/nxt_python-0.7-1.fc9.src.rpm
Description: nxt_python is a package for controlling a LEGO NXT robot using the python programming language.  It can communicate with the robot via either bluetooth or usb (usb requires adding the user to the group 'lego').
Comment 1 manuel wolfshant 2008-07-29 18:59:29 EDT
Hum .. source0 seems plain wrong. Why not using the one from the project's site,
http://home.comcast.net/~dplau/nxt_python/download/nxt_python-0.7.tar.gz ? Not
to mention that the file bundled in the src.rpm is different than the one
specified now in %source.

python as a BR is redundant, python-devel will bring it in.

Creating a specific group should follow the guidelines available at
https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Packaging/UsersAndGroups. Mind the "We never
remove users or groups created by packages." line. rpmlint also complains about
that (nxt_python.noarch: W: dangerous-command-in-%postun groupdel)

Otherwise things seem pretty OK.
Comment 2 John McLean 2008-07-30 09:32:54 EDT
Those problems should now be fixed, and the spec and srpm files updated.
Comment 3 manuel wolfshant 2008-07-30 10:04:46 EDT
Please increment the release tag each time you modify the spec, add an entry to
the changelog briefly describing the modifications and post the new URLs over here.

The changelog is mandatory for packages already in CVS but following the same
rule while the package is submitted for review helps both in tracking
modifications over time as well as developing a habit.
Comment 4 John McLean 2008-07-30 10:33:16 EDT
Alright, I've done that.  I should have remembered in the first place, but it's
a habit I'm still working on forming.

new srpm: http://jesusfreak91.googlepages.com/nxt_python-0.7-2.fc9.src.rpm
Comment 5 Mamoru TASAKA 2008-08-07 10:15:35 EDT
Well, for 0.7-2:

* SourceURL
  - Please use %name, %version macros. With using these macros
    perhaps you won't have to modify SourceURL when the version is

  - I guess there is no needed to rename "COPYING" to "LICENSE".
    Please use COPYING file as it is.

* Requires
  - Please check if all needed rpms are correctly added to Requires.
    At least "pygtk2" seems needed for Requires as %_bindir/nxt_python
    16  import cStringIO
    17  import gtk
    18  import os.path
    ! Note
      I usually check python module related Requires like below:
$ grep -h 'import ' `rpm -ql nxt_python | grep -v /usr/share/doc` | sort | uniq

* Udev rule config file
  - It seems that usually udev rule config files are not marked as
    (noreplace) (even if rpmlint warns about it)
Comment 6 John McLean 2008-08-07 10:59:48 EDT
Alright, those should be fixed.  

new srpm: http://jesusfreak91.googlepages.com/nxt_python-0.7-3.fc9.src.rpm
Comment 7 Mamoru TASAKA 2008-08-07 11:43:04 EDT

    This package (nxt_python) is APPROVED by mtasaka
Comment 8 John McLean 2008-08-07 13:27:26 EDT
New Package CVS Request
Package Name: nxt_python
Short Description: Lego Mindstorms NXT Control Package
Owners: mcleanj
Branches: F-8 F-9
InitialCC: mcleanj
Cvsextras Commits: yes
Comment 9 Kevin Fenzi 2008-08-08 00:18:50 EDT
cvs done.
Comment 10 Mamoru TASAKA 2008-08-12 07:59:45 EDT
Please sumbit a request to push the rebuilt packages into F-9/8 repositories
on bodhi then close this bug as NEXTRELEASE.

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