Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 542580
Review Request: statusnet - Open Source microblogging platform
Last modified: 2012-03-19 06:43:49 EDT
StatusNet is a Free and Open Source microblogging platform. It helps
people in a community, company or group to exchange short (140
character) messages over the Web. Users can choose which people to
"follow" and receive only their friends' or colleagues' status
Few things to note down:
1. Rpmlint says:
statusnet.noarch: E: non-executable-script /var/www/statusnet/extlib/DB/DataObject/createTables.php 0644 /usr/bin/php
statusnet.noarch: E: non-executable-script /var/www/statusnet/scripts/sessiongc.php 0644 /usr/bin/env
statusnet.noarch: E: non-executable-script /var/www/statusnet/scripts/uncache_users.php 0644 /usr/bin/env
statusnet.noarch: E: non-executable-script /var/www/statusnet/scripts/deleteuser.php 0644 /usr/bin/env
statusnet.noarch: E: non-executable-script /var/www/statusnet/scripts/decache.php 0644 /usr/bin/env
statusnet.noarch: E: non-executable-script /var/www/statusnet/scripts/reportsnapshot.php 0644 /usr/bin/env
statusnet.noarch: E: non-executable-script /var/www/statusnet/scripts/triminboxes.php 0644 /usr/bin/env
statusnet.noarch: E: non-executable-script /var/www/statusnet/scripts/showcache.php 0644 /usr/bin/env
statusnet.noarch: E: script-without-shebang /var/www/statusnet/scripts/update_pot.sh
statusnet.noarch: E: non-executable-script /var/www/statusnet/scripts/makegroupadmin.php 0644 /usr/bin/env
statusnet.noarch: E: script-without-shebang /var/www/statusnet/extlib/facebook/facebookapi_php5_restlib.php
statusnet.noarch: E: non-executable-script /var/www/statusnet/scripts/pingqueuehandler.php 0644 /usr/bin/env
statusnet.noarch: E: non-executable-script /var/www/statusnet/scripts/registeruser.php 0644 /usr/bin/env
statusnet.noarch: E: non-executable-script /var/www/statusnet/scripts/createsim.php 0644 /usr/bin/env
1 packages and 0 specfiles checked; 14 errors, 0 warnings.
These can be ignored.
2. extlib carries external libraries which needs to be removed and instead dependencies from already existing packages need to be used.
Will work on second point in coming days and update next release bump.
Feel free to start review.
Just a quick comment: Please use %global instead of %define...
Suggest http://www.kanarip.com/custom/SPECS/statusnet.spec (with http://www.kanarip.com/custom/f12/SRPMS/statusnet-0.8.2-2.fc12.src.rpm)
Let me know what I can do to help. The original author of the .spec, Ken Sedgwick, might aslo lend a hand.
I would suggest we bump the version up to current stable which is 0.8.3.
Maybe even go for 0.9, now that is closer to RC/Beta?
I think it would be good to bump to 0.9 beta5. 0.9.0 should be out in a week or so and wont be too much different.
What should we do with the .spec file in our StatusNet repo? Should we replace/update with the new one? Or delete it and let you guys maintain?
As noted, there is a lot of interest in this becoming packaged. I have updated the spec for 0.8.3:
Found a few bugs in the package. I'll fix them and post the update a bit later today (path issues -- not upstream bugs).
Also, currently have instructions of how I set up my test instance temporarily at: http://www.stevemilner.org/images/statusnet/
I'm giving up on this -- if someone wants to pick it up snag the spec/srpm and go for it.
Lack of time or missing reviewer? in the latter case I can help
Lack of time on my plate. I will update in coming 2-3 weeks for sure.
In case I have an update will open.
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Reopening this bug. I have now (more or less) working status.net package on http://mcepl.fedorapeople.org/rpms/statusnet-1.0.0-*.src.rpm and http://mcepl.fedorapeople.org/rpms/statusnet.spec and I will continue to work on it until it is ready for submission.
A few comments :
- you should drop %defattr and %clean, unless you plan to backport to EPEL 5
- %check seems to be empty, so maybe you can drop this
- since laconica is not in fedora repository ( and long forgotten ), maybe this is not needed to provide it
- why is there user creation, if it doesn't serve to anything ( ie, that's a php software, and I didn't see any cron job or reason to think anything would use it )
- Requiring mysql-server is IMHO wrong, since the sql server can be on another server. On the other hand, I didn't found any guideline against that.
- BuildRoot can also be removed
- rm -rf %buildroot can be removed at the beggining of %install
( also, I set this as NEW so it can still appear in the list of review request )
Sorry, I should close this a long time ago. I have never managed to make instance working (because of my local issues, nothing wrong with the status.net itself). If anybody wants to reopen this, do it on your own.