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Bug 170225 - Review Request: mimetex: Easily embed LaTeX math in web pages
Summary: Review Request: mimetex: Easily embed LaTeX math in web pages
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: Package Review
Version: rawhide
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Michael A. Peters
QA Contact: David Lawrence
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2005-10-09 14:36 UTC by Ignacio Vazquez-Abrams
Modified: 2008-01-22 04:32 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

Fixed In Version:
Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Clone Of:
Last Closed: 2005-10-11 03:57:38 UTC
Type: ---
kevin: fedora-cvs+

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Description Ignacio Vazquez-Abrams 2005-10-09 14:36:17 UTC
Spec Name or Url:
SRPM Name or Url:
Description: MimeTeX lets you easily embed LaTeX math in your html pages. It parses a LaTeX math expression and immediately emits the corresponding gif image, rather than the usual TeX dvi. And mimeTeX is an entirely separate little program that doesn't use TeX or its fonts in any way.

Comment 1 Michael A. Peters 2005-10-09 15:30:05 UTC
* Builds cleanly in mock (x86 FC-4)
* rpmlint likes the results (no errors on src or binary rpm)
* Proper name for package and specfile
* License in spec matches license in package, package with %doc
* Spec file properly written in American English, legible
* md5sum matches upstream
* No redundant or missing BuildRequires
* No locales or shared libraries
* Package installs/uninstalls cleanly provided /var/www/{cgi-bin,html} owned by
another package
* No duplicate files
* Permissions fine
* Correct use of Macros
* No devel package needed, no .la files
* Works fine for me in FC-4 Apache


It should require a webserver that owns /var/www/{html,cgi-bin}

The zip file in Source0 is unversioned. I'm not sure that is explicitly against
the rules, but it makes it easier to know which version a source in a
rpm/SOURCES directory is associated with.

Should it be built with optflags?

Comment 2 Ignacio Vazquez-Abrams 2005-10-09 17:02:16 UTC
Good catches. I'm unwilling to futz with the whole unversioned source at this
time, but the rest should be fine now.


Comment 3 Michael A. Peters 2005-10-09 17:17:51 UTC

Comment 4 Ignacio Vazquez-Abrams 2005-10-11 03:57:38 UTC
Built on FC4 and devel.

Comment 5 Gwyn Ciesla 2008-01-21 17:39:48 UTC
Package Change Request
Package Name: mimetex
New Branches: EL-4 EL-5

To support Moodle deps

Comment 6 Gwyn Ciesla 2008-01-21 17:40:17 UTC
To clarify, I will be the EPEL maintainer.

Comment 7 Kevin Fenzi 2008-01-22 04:32:45 UTC
cvs done.

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