Bug 480249 - Review Request: unalz - Decompression utility
Summary: Review Request: unalz - Decompression utility
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: Package Review
Version: rawhide
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Lucian Langa
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2009-01-15 22:05 UTC by Orcan Ogetbil
Modified: 2009-03-09 22:51 UTC (History)
4 users (show)

Fixed In Version: 0.64-1.fc10
Doc Type: Bug Fix
Doc Text:
Clone Of:
Last Closed: 2009-03-09 22:46:48 UTC
Type: ---
lucilanga: fedora-review+
kevin: fedora-cvs+

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Description Orcan Ogetbil 2009-01-15 22:05:56 UTC
Spec URL: http://oget.fedorapeople.org/review/unalz.spec
SRPM URL: http://oget.fedorapeople.org/review/unalz-0.63-1.fc10.src.rpm
Unalz is a utility to decompress .alz files. It supports bzip2/raw
format transformation, splitting the compressed file into smaller
chunks (alz, a00, a01, ...), extract password protected .alz files,
and CRC checks.

rpmlint is silent.

I had submitted this package before (bug# 477106) but it got rejected because (with the help of friends at #fedora-devel) we figured that the project webpage said:
- it is free as in cost, but you are prohibited from on commercial distribution
in magazines or CD
- it allows distribution only unmodified and patches must be distributed

And the tarball did not contain a license file.

Now all of these issues seem resolved. The tarball contains a zlib license and the non-free clauses at the project webpage [1] are replaced via zlib license [2]. 

This package still might have a patent issue (although I couldn't find one) because it is a decompressor of the commercial compressor Alzip [3]. It should be checked by FE-LEGAL to verify that it's OK to distribute this on Fedora.

[1] http://www.kipple.pe.kr/win/unalz/
[2] http://www.kipple.pe.kr/etc/zlib_license/
[3] http://www.altools.com/

Comment 1 Orcan Ogetbil 2009-01-22 04:26:33 UTC
Version update:
Spec URL: http://oget.fedorapeople.org/review/unalz.spec
SRPM URL: http://oget.fedorapeople.org/review/unalz-0.64-1.fc10.src.rpm

It looks like the author put the license information on more source file headers.

Comment 2 Tom "spot" Callaway 2009-01-28 22:13:44 UTC
ALZ is either a hacked up bzip2 or DEFLATE, depending on the version of ALZip used to create the file. There are no patent concerns here. Lifting FE-Legal.

Comment 3 Lucian Langa 2009-02-14 19:37:49 UTC
This is a simple package; it builds fine and rpmlint is silent.


OK source files match upstream:
        974ff01225273f1ef70c5f1a2d27d25b219bc43719f90ea80e550feaab46876f  unalz-0.64.tgz
OK package meets naming and versioning guidelines.
OK specfile is properly named, is cleanly written and uses macros consistently.
OK summary a short and concise description.
OK description is OK.
Ok dist tag is present.
OK build root is sane.
OK license field matches the actual license.
OK license is open source-compatible.
OK license text included in package.
OK latest version is being packaged.
OK BuildRequires are proper.
OK compiler flags are appropriate.
OK %clean is present.
OK package builds in mock (rawhide, x86_64).
OK package installs properly.
OK debuginfo package looks complete.
OK rpmlint is silent.
OK final provides and requires are sane:
        unalz = 0.64-1.fc11
        unalz(x86-64) = 0.64-1.fc11
OK %check is not present; no test suite upstream
OK no shared libraries are added to the regular linker search paths.
OK owns the directories it creates.
OK doesn't own any directories it shouldn't.
OK no duplicates in %files.
OK file permissions are appropriate.
OK code, not content.
OK documentation is small, so no -docs subpackage is necessary.
OK %docs are not necessary for the proper functioning of the package.
OK no headers.
OK no pkgconfig files.


Comment 4 Orcan Ogetbil 2009-02-17 05:29:21 UTC
Thank you for the review.

New Package CVS Request
Package Name: unalz
Short Description: Decompression utility
Owners: oget
Branches: F-9 F-10

Comment 5 Kevin Fenzi 2009-02-18 19:45:13 UTC
cvs done.

Comment 6 Fedora Update System 2009-03-09 22:46:43 UTC
unalz-0.64-1.fc9 has been pushed to the Fedora 9 stable repository.  If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.

Comment 7 Fedora Update System 2009-03-09 22:51:53 UTC
unalz-0.64-1.fc10 has been pushed to the Fedora 10 stable repository.  If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.

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