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Bug 1155099 - Review Request: dbacl - Bayesian text classifier
Summary: Review Request: dbacl - Bayesian text classifier
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: Package Review
Version: rawhide
Hardware: Unspecified
OS: Unspecified
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Nobody's working on this, feel free to take it
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2014-10-21 11:25 UTC by Tobias Florek
Modified: 2016-07-29 13:36 UTC (History)
5 users (show)

Fixed In Version:
Doc Type: Bug Fix
Doc Text:
Clone Of:
Last Closed: 2016-07-29 13:36:07 UTC

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Description Tobias Florek 2014-10-21 11:25:12 UTC

I have no sponsor, etc. This is my first package (an older attempt was taken by someone else when I ran out of time).

Rpmlint complains about 

 * incorrect fsf address,
 * japanese file with non-utf8 encoding.

That's something to be fixed upstream I suppose. I have contacted dbacl's author Laird Breyer.

Comment 1 Volker Fröhlich 2014-10-21 16:08:22 UTC
Your URL doesn't work. Please also update your ticket according to the guidelines:

Comment 2 Tobias Florek 2014-10-22 07:41:10 UTC
Spec URL:
Fedora Account System Username: ibotty

dbacl can distill text documents into categories, and then
compare other text documents to the learned categories. 

It can be used to recognize spam, and more generally
sort incoming email into any number of categories such as
work, play, and so on.

As a noise filter, it can be useful during the indexing of
personal document collections.

Comment 3 Volker Fröhlich 2014-10-22 07:47:40 UTC
You can remove both of the following lines:

BuildRequires: glibc-devel
Requires:      glibc

rpmbuild takes care of creating the necessary Requires and glibc-devel is a requirement for gcc, which has an exception from BRs, see

Comment 4 Tobias Florek 2014-10-22 08:03:50 UTC
updated spec under

Comment 5 Ralf Corsepius 2014-10-22 12:09:16 UTC
(In reply to Tobias Florek from comment #4)
> updated spec under

I understand, you are a new-comer. Therefore, please also update your src.rpm each time you change something and use unversioned *.spec files.

Besides this, some remarks on this package:

- You can avoid the "move docs from non-standard doc dir" stuff by passing --docdir to configure, i.e. 
%configure --docdir=%{_pkgdocdir}

- The sources seem to bundle some really old BSD math-related routines, many of which nowadays are part of libc/libm. License-wise it's OK to let put them under a GPL-umbrella, but in general, this technically is not is fairly error-prone.
My advise would be to contact upstream and ask them to eliminate all those functions which are supplied by libc/libm.

Comment 6 Pranav Kant 2015-03-16 04:22:19 UTC
Provided links not working.

Comment 7 Tobias Florek 2015-03-16 17:14:41 UTC
see the links in comment 2 and 4.

Comment 8 Fedora End Of Life 2015-11-04 13:09:28 UTC
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Comment 9 Volker Fröhlich 2015-11-13 09:59:34 UTC
Tobias, are you still interested?

Comment 10 Miroslav Suchý 2016-07-29 13:36:07 UTC
No response provided for several month. Closing. If you want to continue, please reopen.

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