Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 489721
RFE: missing a README.FEDORA and README.EPEL
Last modified: 2013-09-02 02:32:02 EDT
Description of problem:
Having a README.FEDORA and README.EPEL (or INSTALL.FEDORA) is an important piece of missing information with this package.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. yum install mediawiki
2. rpm -qd mediawiki
The README indicates that the INSTALL file should be referenced for installation instructions.
There is no INSTALL file.
* A recent post on epel-devel-list also notes that if we just add an INSTALL.FEDORA (or similar) file it might help clear things up - https://www.redhat.com/archives/epel-devel-list/2009-March/msg00017.html
For some reason, it's not listed by that rpm query - it's found in here: /usr/share/mediawiki
(In reply to comment #0)
> Steps to Reproduce:
> 1. yum install mediawiki
> 2. rpm -qd mediawiki
Have you tried rpm -qi?
It still doesn't solve the problem that the README file says to read the INSTALL file... which isn't listed by the RPM.
# rpm -q mediawiki
# rpm -ql mediawiki | grep README
This is the upstream README file. What is needed is a distro specific README in addition to the upstream README file that outlined a few setup steps.
I would recommend a README.FEDORA that lists a similar setup procedure to that noted in https://www.redhat.com/archives/epel-devel-list/2009-March/msg00020.html.
Hi, thanks for the bug report, it looks like you aren't alone in wanting a better documented install process. Bugs for the issues you bring up have been filed at bug 475841 and bug 459532 and unfortunately, have had no maintainer response in 7 months and 11 months, respectively. In bug 475841, the reporter even wrote a draft of what a README.FEDORA would look like.
Hopefully we can polish up the file posted in the first bug and then see if we can get any maintainer attention on this issue.
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 475841 ***