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Bug 225368 - Review Request: ack - Grep-like text finder
Summary: Review Request: ack - Grep-like text finder
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: Package Review
Version: rawhide
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Parag AN(पराग)
QA Contact: Fedora Package Reviews List
Depends On: 225365
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2007-01-30 06:06 UTC by Ian Burrell
Modified: 2007-11-30 22:11 UTC (History)
0 users

Fixed In Version:
Doc Type: Bug Fix
Doc Text:
Clone Of:
Last Closed: 2007-02-15 23:50:29 UTC
Type: ---
wtogami: fedora-cvs+

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Description Ian Burrell 2007-01-30 06:06:58 UTC
Spec URL:
Description: Ack is designed as a replacement for grep.

Comment 1 Parag AN(पराग) 2007-02-09 06:08:58 UTC
any reason for not naming this package's name starting with perl- ?

Comment 2 Parag AN(पराग) 2007-02-09 06:09:34 UTC
Source URL not working. check that.

Comment 3 Ian Burrell 2007-02-11 04:01:35 UTC
I chose to use "ack" as the package name because it is primarily an application.
 Also, the other choices were "perl-ack" looks like a pragma, or "perl-App-Ack"
which is non-standard and hard to find. 

Fixed Source URL.

Spec URL:

Comment 4 Parag AN(पराग) 2007-02-12 04:30:14 UTC
+ package builds in mock (development i386).
+ rpmlint is silent for SRPM and for RPM.
+ source files match upstream url
d2c8750f35ae8be79956958e2b653e32  ack-1.56.tar.gz
+ package meets naming and packaging guidelines.
+ specfile is properly named, is cleanly written
+ Spec file is written in American English.
+ Spec file is legible.
+ dist tag is present.
+ build root is correct.
+ license is open source-compatible.
+ License text is included in package.
+ %doc is present.
+ BuildRequires are proper.
+ %clean is present.
+ package installed properly.
+ Macro use appears rather consistent.
+ Package contains code, not content.
+ no headers or static libraries.
+ no .pc file present.
+ no -devel subpackage
+ no .la files.
+ no translations are available
+ Dose owns the directories it creates.
+ no scriptlets present.
+ no duplicates in %files.
+ file permissions are appropriate.
+ Provides: perl(App::Ack) = 1.56


Comment 5 Michael Schwendt 2007-02-12 14:46:34 UTC
> Requires:       perl(File::Next) >= 0.38

That one is automatically set by rpmbuild already, isn't it?

> %setup -q -n ack-%{version}

-n %{name}-%{version} is automatic already

> make %{?_smp_mflags}

SMP make flags in a noarch build are superfluous.

Comment 6 Michael Schwendt 2007-02-12 14:54:23 UTC
How about getting

make test

included in the package?

Comment 7 Ville Skyttä 2007-02-12 16:41:40 UTC
(In reply to comment #5)

> SMP make flags in a noarch build are superfluous.

Not necessarily, they don't have anything to do with archs per se.  Granted,
noarch packages benefit from parallel builds much less often than eg. ones that
invoke a C compiler.

Comment 8 Michael Schwendt 2007-02-12 17:53:29 UTC
Right, but with a 34 KB noarch package and no costly computations
during %build, there is no gain to expect on a MP system. The risk
is greater than the potential benefit.

Comment 9 Ian Burrell 2007-02-12 19:12:28 UTC
I left out the %check block because the tests fail when run without a terminal.
 This is a bug in the tests in that they assume that they are run from a
terminal.   The tests pass when run normaly.

I entered a bug upstream to fix the problem.

Comment 10 Ian Burrell 2007-02-12 19:19:58 UTC
>> Requires:       perl(File::Next) >= 0.38

> That one is automatically set by rpmbuild already, isn't it?

I removed the manual one.

>> %setup -q -n ack-%{version}

> -n %{name}-%{version} is automatic already

That was an artifact of renaming the package.

Spec URL:

Comment 11 Parag AN(पराग) 2007-02-13 04:32:57 UTC
I rechecked the new release in mock.
It built fine.
rpmlint is silent.
So new package is ok.

Comment 12 Parag AN(पराग) 2007-02-13 04:37:01 UTC
Thanks Michael for your comments.

Comment 13 Ian Burrell 2007-08-29 18:53:55 UTC
Package Change Request
Package Name: ack
New Branches: EL-4 EL-5

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