Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 821755
gcal: Gnulib bundled but no bundled(gnulib) provides
Last modified: 2012-06-15 08:34:39 EDT
A bundled copy of Gnulib - The GNU Portability Library  was found in
gcal. No Bundled Libraries section  of Packaging guidelines
gives more information on bundled libraries and how they should be handled.
Affected gcal version: gcal-3.6-4.fc17
As a kind of copylib, Gnulib has been granted an exception. However, to comply
with Packaging guidelines, packages bundling Gnulib must note that the library
has been granted an exception in the spec file comment with a link to the FPC
ticket where the exception was granted and add a virtual provide to the spec
file to note that Gnulib is bundled. Refer to  for more details.
No comment about bundling Gnulib and no virtual provide were found in the
gcal.spec file. To comply with the packaging guideliness please
add an appropriate comment to the spec file as well as a virtual provide.
Source tarball where bundled Gnulib was found:
At least the following files look like Gnulib files:
There are most likely more Gnulib files bundled in the SRPM. I didn't bother
to list them all as it shouldn't be necessary.
(In reply to comment #0)
> As a kind of copylib, Gnulib has been granted an exception. However, to comply
> with Packaging guidelines, packages bundling Gnulib must note that the library
> has been granted an exception in the spec file comment with a link to the FPC
> ticket where the exception was granted and add a virtual provide to the spec
> file to note that Gnulib is bundled. Refer to  for more details.
I couldn't find FPC ticket for Gnulib exception. Is it ok to go forward with "Provides: bundled(gnulib)" only?
Yes, I would say so. Gnulib is widely known. Or you can add a link to the table with exceptions in packaging guidelines. Up to you.
gcal-3.6.2-1.fc16 has been submitted as an update for Fedora 16.
gcal-3.6.2-1.fc17 has been submitted as an update for Fedora 17.
gcal-3.6.2-1.fc15 has been submitted as an update for Fedora 15.
Thanks. Fixed in rawhide and updates filed for past releases.
gcal-3.6.2-1.fc15 has been pushed to the Fedora 15 stable repository. If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.
gcal-3.6.2-1.fc17 has been pushed to the Fedora 17 stable repository. If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.
gcal-3.6.2-1.fc16 has been pushed to the Fedora 16 stable repository. If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.