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Bug 232855 - Review Request: surfraw-1.0.7-1 - Shell Users Revolutionary Front Rage Against the Web
Summary: Review Request: surfraw-1.0.7-1 - Shell Users Revolutionary Front Rage Agains...
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: Package Review
Version: rawhide
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: John Mahowald
QA Contact: Fedora Package Reviews List
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2007-03-18 23:35 UTC by Joe Rozner
Modified: 2007-11-30 22:11 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

Fixed In Version:
Doc Type: Bug Fix
Doc Text:
Clone Of:
Last Closed: 2007-08-13 06:10:10 UTC
Type: ---
jpmahowald: fedora-review+
tcallawa: fedora-cvs+

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Description Joe Rozner 2007-03-18 23:35:13 UTC
This is my first package and I am seeking a sponsor.
Spec URL:
Surfraw provides a fast unix command line interface to a variety of
popular WWW search engines and other artifacts of power. It reclaims
google, altavista, babelfish, dejanews, freshmeat, research index,
slashdot and many others from the false-prophet, pox-infested heathen
lands of html-forms, placing these wonders where they belong, deep in
unix heartland, as god loving extensions to the shell.

Surfraw abstracts the browser away from input. Doing so lets it get on
with what it's good at. Browsing. Interpretation of linguistic forms
is handed back to the shell, which is what it, and human beings are
good at. Combined with netscape-remote or incremental text browsers,
such as links (, w3m
(, and screen(1) a Surfraw liberateur is capable
of navigating speeds that leave GUI tainted idolaters agape with fear
and wonder.

Comment 1 John Mahowald 2007-05-13 02:19:08 UTC
Builds on F7.

E: surfraw no-binary
E: surfraw-debuginfo empty-debuginfo-package

Need to fix:
only sh scripts, make noarch
Wrong license. COPYING (which you should include in %doc) indicates public domain

links, screen, lynx, and w3m are mentioned in the config and description. Did
you want to Require these? Are we going to assume users already have these
installed or can figure out how to?

Comment 2 Joe Rozner 2007-05-13 02:35:40 UTC
Spec URL:

Added dependencies for lynx, links, screen, and w3m.
Changed the license to Public Domain.
Added COPYING into the doc directory.

Comment 3 John Mahowald 2007-05-14 19:48:49 UTC
Still needs to be set BuildArch: noarch

Now it Requires three different browsers. They all do the same thing, so you are
not missing anything if you pick one and don't Require the others. The config
file mentions all though. Your choice.

As it is now the config file requires user editing to select a browser or it'll
error.  Which is fine, as a comment in /etc/surfraw.conf says "text browser
users can work it out how to change it."

Comment 4 Joe Rozner 2007-05-15 00:03:10 UTC
Spec URL:

Added BuildArch to build as noarch and removed dependencies again for the text
browser as I don't want all three installed and I'm sure other users don't either.

Comment 5 John Mahowald 2007-05-23 03:20:18 UTC
rpmlint clean
License: public domain
BuildArch: noarch
source archive matches
proper file ownership
%clean section
use of macros


I will sponsor.

Comment 6 Joe Rozner 2007-05-23 06:28:13 UTC
New Package CVS Request
Package Name: surfraw
Short Description: Shell Users Revolutionary Front Rage Against the Web
Owners: livinded
Branches: FC-6 FC-7
InitialCC: livinded

Comment 7 Nigel Jones 2007-05-23 06:30:28 UTC
Setting fedora-cvs to ? (livinded's bugzilla access hasn't synced yet).

Comment 8 Tom "spot" Callaway 2007-05-23 15:43:38 UTC
cvs done

Comment 9 Mamoru TASAKA 2007-07-06 15:10:42 UTC
Please update the status of this bug.

Comment 10 Mamoru TASAKA 2007-08-13 06:08:53 UTC
ping again?

Comment 11 Mamoru TASAKA 2007-08-13 06:10:10 UTC
Well, it seems that this package is already rebuilt on
FC-7 and rawhide, so closing as NEXTRELEASE for now...

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