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Bug 1170374 - Review Request: yum-plugin-needs-restarting - YUM plugin for listing processes using old files after upgrade
Summary: Review Request: yum-plugin-needs-restarting - YUM plugin for listing processe...
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: Package Review
Version: rawhide
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
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: 2014-12-03 22:28 UTC by Michael Spahn
Modified: 2017-08-03 10:29 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

Fixed In Version:
Doc Type: Bug Fix
Doc Text:
Clone Of:
Last Closed: 2017-08-03 10:29:16 UTC

Attachments (Terms of Use)
Updated spec file (deleted)
2015-01-27 15:56 UTC, Michael Spahn
no flags Details
Updated SRPM (deleted)
2015-01-27 16:01 UTC, Michael Spahn
no flags Details

Description Michael Spahn 2014-12-03 22:28:39 UTC
Spec URL:
Description: yum-plugin-needs-restarting is a YUM plugin for listing processes using
old files after upgrading your system. It is based on the code of
needs-restarting which is part of the yum-utils package.
Fedora Account System Username: any0n3

This is my first package and I am looking for a mentor, I've already asked cwickert.

The developer is a friend of mine and I like to maintain this package.

Comment 1 Miroslav Suchý 2014-12-27 13:37:48 UTC
1) I'm not sure if it is worth the work to continue adding something for yum. I would focus work on some plugin for DNF instead.

2) There is much better plugin (for DNF) called tracer. See bug 1158629

And if you want to learn something:

* %defattr(-, root, root)
This is default and not needed since rpm 4.2

* %{__python} -c "import compileall; compileall.compile_dir('%{buildroot}/%pluginhome', 1)"
rpm do that automatically, no need to do that.

* rm -rf %{buildroot}
not needed:

* you should preserve timestamps and use "cp -a"

* license should be marked using %license macro
  %license COPYING

* do not enumerate all extension and just use:

Comment 2 Piotr Popieluch 2014-12-28 15:42:27 UTC
DNF is not available in RHEL6 and 7 which are still supported up to 2028. This is a really useful plugin which I would definitely use as sysadmin. I do think it is worth the work.

Did you already found someone which is willing to sponsor you? Do you want to become a package maintainer or are you just interested in getting this single package in Fedora/EPEL? If you are just interested in this package it would probably be faster if I would take it over from you and make you co-maintainer.

Comment 3 Michael Spahn 2015-01-27 15:41:50 UTC
Thank you for you comments, I'm interested in becoming a package maintainer. And it seems like I haven't found a sponsor yet.

I'll fix the mentioned improvements asap.

Comment 4 Michael Spahn 2015-01-27 15:56:23 UTC
Created attachment 984741 [details]
Updated spec file

Comment 5 Michael Spahn 2015-01-27 16:01:38 UTC
Created attachment 984743 [details]
Updated SRPM

Comment 6 Piotr Popieluch 2015-01-27 16:11:54 UTC
I Can't sponsor you as I am not a sponsor... You will need to find one yourself. You will have to show them that you understand the package guidelines by doing unofficial reviews.
Please also upload the spec/srpm to a website and not send them as attachments. Most reviewers use fedora-review -b <bugnumber> which doesn't work with attachments.

Comment 7 Piotr Popieluch 2015-03-08 12:25:05 UTC
Hi Michael,

Could you please upload the updated spec and srpm and post the url's like you did in the bug, like:
Spec URL: 
Most reviewers use automated tools which fetch sources from those tags, that doesn't work with attachments.

Could you post links to unofficial package reviews you did?

Comment 8 Till Maas 2017-08-03 10:29:16 UTC
Michael, since you did no respond to Piotr in 2 years I close this review request. Please open a new one if you still plan to package this.

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