Bug 580554 - Review Request: ghc-packedstring - A packedstring library for Haskell
Review Request: ghc-packedstring - A packedstring library for Haskell
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: Package Review (Show other bugs)
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Reported: 2010-04-08 10:05 EDT by Shakthi Kannan
Modified: 2010-06-22 04:44 EDT (History)
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Description Shakthi Kannan 2010-04-08 10:05:47 EDT
Spec URL: http://shakthimaan.fedorapeople.org/SPECS/ghc-packedstring.spec
SRPM URL: http://shakthimaan.fedorapeople.org/SRPMS/ghc-packedstring-
Description: A packedstring library for Haskell
Comment 1 Shakthi Kannan 2010-04-08 10:09:20 EDT
$ rpmlint -iv ghc-packedstring.spec ../SRPMS/ghc-packedstring- ../RPMS/i686/ghc-packedstring-*

ghc-packedstring.src: I: checking
ghc-packedstring.i686: I: checking
ghc-packedstring.i686: W: unstripped-binary-or-object /usr/lib/ghc-6.12.1/packedstring-
ghc-packedstring.i686: W: executable-stack /usr/lib/ghc-6.12.1/packedstring-
The binary declares the stack as executable.  Executable stack is usually an
error as it is only needed if the code contains GCC trampolines or similar
constructs which uses code on the stack.  One common source for needlessly
executable stack cases are object files built from assembler files which don't
define a proper .note.GNU-stack section.

ghc-packedstring-devel.i686: I: checking
ghc-packedstring-devel.i686: W: no-documentation
The package contains no documentation (README, doc, etc). You have to include
documentation files.

ghc-packedstring-doc.i686: I: checking
ghc-packedstring-prof.i686: I: checking
ghc-packedstring-prof.i686: E: devel-dependency ghc-packedstring-devel
Your package has a dependency on a devel package but it's not a devel package

ghc-packedstring-prof.i686: W: no-documentation
The package contains no documentation (README, doc, etc). You have to include
documentation files.

ghc-packedstring-prof.i686: W: devel-file-in-non-devel-package /usr/lib/ghc-6.12.1/packedstring-
A development file (usually source code) is located in a non-devel package. If
you want to include source code in your package, be sure to create a
development package.

5 packages and 1 specfiles checked; 1 errors, 5 warnings.

Successful Koji builds for F-13 and F-14, respectively:

Comment 2 Bryan O'Sullivan 2010-04-08 12:23:25 EDT
This package is deprecated and unmaintained. It should not be packaged for Fedora, I believe. I'd like to close this out.
Comment 3 Shakthi Kannan 2010-04-08 23:48:07 EDT
Yes, it is deprecated. But, I require this for packaging ForSyDe:


Before submitting the review request, I did have this query, and I checked with Jens Petersen ("juhp") on IRC, and he said if the package is required, it could be shipped. 

I shall contact upstream about migrating their sources to use new libraries. Until that happens, could we ship this package, and provide ForSyDe to our end users?

Thanks for your reply.
Comment 4 Bryan O'Sullivan 2010-04-08 23:58:31 EDT
I'd prefer to package forsyde by adding a patch to remove the dependency on packedstring rather than prolong the life of the packedstring code.
Comment 5 Jens Petersen 2010-04-28 20:50:54 EDT
It only seems to be used in one file:

Comment 6 Shakthi Kannan 2010-04-28 21:06:03 EDT

Yes. So, as suggested by Bryan, we could patch ForSyDe when packaging? If yes, please close this review request.


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