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Bug 167376 - Review Request: perl-DateTime
Summary: Review Request: perl-DateTime
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: Package Review
Version: rawhide
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Paul Howarth
QA Contact: David Lawrence
Depends On: 167377
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2005-09-02 00:38 UTC by Steven Pritchard
Modified: 2010-07-17 05:42 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

Fixed In Version:
Doc Type: Bug Fix
Doc Text:
Clone Of:
Last Closed: 2005-09-16 20:36:02 UTC
Type: ---
kevin: fedora-cvs+

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Spec addressing first-pass issues (deleted)
2005-09-16 13:38 UTC, Paul Howarth
no flags Details

Description Steven Pritchard 2005-09-02 00:38:56 UTC
Spec Name or Url:
SRPM Name or Url:
The module aims to provide a complete, correct, and easy to use
date/time object implementation. Currently it handles many date
calculations, date math (addition and subtraction), and provides convenient
methods for retrieving portions of a date/time.

This package is a bit odd.  To avoid circular dependencies, I've bundled DateTime, DateTime::Locale, and DateTime::TimeZone.

Comment 1 Paul Howarth 2005-09-16 13:36:58 UTC
Well, this was an interesting package. Looking at it, I found a few problems and
nit-picks without doing a formal review:

- The DateTime tarball was unpacked three times, once when expected and also
when the other two tarballs were unpacked

- The files list listed some files more than once (since the package contains a
mix of arch-specific and arch-independent modules, and %{perl_vendorarch} is
included within %{perl_vendorlib})

- The DT::Locale module includes an additional license file

- The package wasn't rpmlint clean (complains about having both versioned and
unversioned Provides: entries for two of the modules)

- The package doesn't build in mock (PERLLIB gets clobbered by the test scripts)

I've had a go at fixing all of these issues, and will attach a new spec file to
this bug. See what you think.

Comment 2 Paul Howarth 2005-09-16 13:38:29 UTC
Created attachment 118893 [details]
Spec addressing first-pass issues

Comment 4 Paul Howarth 2005-09-16 18:44:11 UTC

- rpmlint clean
- package and spec naming OK
- package meets guidelines
- license is same as perl, matches spec, text included
- some files licensed differently (disttributable), additional license included
- spec file written in English and is legible
- sources match upstream
- package builds OK in FC4 and in mock for FC3 and rawhide (i386)
- BR's OK
- no locales, libraries, subpackages, or pkgconfigs to worry about
- not relocatable
- no directory ownership or permissions issues
- no duplicate files
- %clean section present and correct
- macro usage is consistent
- code, not content
- no large docs
- docs don't affect runtime
- no desktop file needed
- no scriptlets


Comment 5 Mark Chappell 2010-07-15 15:20:28 UTC
Package Change Request
Package Name: perl-DateTime
New Branches: EL-6
Owners: tremble

No response from owner, and it's going to be tied to EL-6 SRPMs anyway...

Comment 6 Kevin Fenzi 2010-07-17 05:42:00 UTC
CVS done (by

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