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Bug 200555 - Review Request: libsynaptics - Synaptics touchpad driver library
Summary: Review Request: libsynaptics - Synaptics touchpad driver library
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: Package Review
Version: rawhide
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Rex Dieter
QA Contact: Fedora Package Reviews List
Depends On:
Blocks: FE-ACCEPT 200565
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2006-07-28 16:58 UTC by Orion Poplawski
Modified: 2007-11-30 22:11 UTC (History)
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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2006-07-31 16:25:30 UTC
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Description Orion Poplawski 2006-07-28 16:58:33 UTC
Spec Name or Url:
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A small C++ library usable by the synaptics driver.
The version numbering will follow any driver releases, the appended letter
marks releases due to bug fixing.

This is needed by ksynaptics

Comment 1 Rex Dieter 2006-07-28 18:21:05 UTC
Guess I need to review this one too... (:

Comment 2 Rex Dieter 2006-07-28 18:26:22 UTC
First, Version should not contain non-numerics, (see

You should use (something like):
Version: 0.14.6
Release: 1.b%{?dist}

The easiest way to deal with this is to use some macro, say %beta
%define beta b
Then use:
Release: 1.%{beta}

Because of the munging of Version, you'll need to modify other bits to be 
(again, something like):
%setup -q -n %{name}-%{version}%{?beta}

Comment 3 Rex Dieter 2006-07-28 18:48:26 UTC
upstream source checks:
6ea2b72829df76138a9a1f03faeda438  libsynaptics-0.14.6b.tar.bz2

This one is pretty simple and straightforward.  Make the recommended 
Version/Release modification, and I'll approve this.

Comment 4 Thorsten Leemhuis 2006-07-28 19:55:38 UTC
Just FYI (don't know if relevant to this package or ksynaptics): devel-PPC
currently is missing synaptics; see Bug 199864 for details

Comment 5 Orion Poplawski 2006-07-28 20:13:56 UTC
This is a post-release non-numeric version.  It will be followed by 0.14.6c or
0.14.7, so, according to the guidelines:

Post-release packages: Packages released after a "final" version. This usually
is due to a quick bugfix release, such as openssl-0.9.6b  or gkrellm-2.1.7a. In
this case, the non-numeric characters are permitted in the Version: field.

See for historical version numbers.

Thanks for the heads up on PPC.  I'll do an ExcludeArch if needed.  If I can
avoid it I will, though we might end up with a package for ppc that just won't work.

Comment 6 Rex Dieter 2006-07-28 22:28:03 UTC
>Post-release packages: Packages released after a "final" version

Well, I'll be, didn't know about that exception, ya learn something new every day.

Looks good then, approved.

Comment 7 Orion Poplawski 2006-07-31 16:25:30 UTC
Imported, built on devel, and added to owners.list.

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