Created attachment 474630 [details]
add epel option
This patch should remove things, which are not needed according to new
packaging guidelines and latest rpm eg. defining buildroot. The old
behaviour is available under --epel option.
I think it would be better to add an a general option to specify a distribution's name instead of "one option per distro".
I.e. I'd suggest to use
instead of --epel
Otherwise we'd end up with one new option per distro, whenever a the rpm conventions will change.
Created attachment 475924 [details]
incremental support for older RHEL releases
I liked Steve's suggestion on the list: extend the existing --old option to support "old" and "older" conventions by making it cumulative. That's how my own ~/bin/cpanspec is working. I'd meant to clean it up and submit it a while back but never got around to it.
The attached patch will allow cpanspec to generate specs suitable for f13+ (and el6) by default; using --old will generate specs suitable for older fedora and el4/5; using --old --old generates specs for antique distributions (as the current --old option does).
(In reply to comment #2)
> Created attachment 475924 [details]
> incremental support for older RHEL releases
> I liked Steve's suggestion on the list: extend the existing --old option to
> support "old" and "older" conventions by making it cumulative. That's how my
> own ~/bin/cpanspec is working. I'd meant to clean it up and submit it a while
> back but never got around to it.
> The attached patch will allow cpanspec to generate specs suitable for f13+ (and
> el6) by default; using --old will generate specs suitable for older fedora and
> el4/5; using --old --old generates specs for antique distributions (as the
> current --old option does).
Nice, your patch looks good. I've tested it.
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Moving this to Rawhide.
I just had to make a few perl packages and indeed, cpanspec really needs an update.
The big one is that it's missing BuildRequires: perl and perl-generators, which are likely to confuse packagers who aren't familiar with the current rules. (
The Fedora guidelines have progressed to the point where some things that cpanspec does are now prohibited (with "SHOULD", so their use requires an explanation in the specfile). Use of BuildRoot:, %defattr in %files, %clean, removal of the buildroot as the first line of %install. It should use %autosetup and %make_build.
I can probably work up a patch to fix some of these, but as the patch in this ticket hasn't been applied I'm not sure whether there is any desire to see cpanspec catch up with current guidelines. It's still useful in any case, but not really a good thing for beginners to use.
I think I'm in favour of diverging from the (extremely slow and unresponsive) upstream in this case.
I don't dare to promise you any specific date but I'll take a look at Iain's patch here and possibly implement other changes to make the tool's output somewhat more current. The perl/perl-generators BRs is a must at least, yes.