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Bug 226314 - Merge Review: prctl
Summary: Merge Review: prctl
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: Package Review
Version: rawhide
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Orcan Ogetbil
QA Contact: Fedora Package Reviews List
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2007-01-31 20:42 UTC by Nobody's working on this, feel free to take it
Modified: 2009-01-28 17:16 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

Fixed In Version:
Doc Type: Bug Fix
Doc Text:
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Last Closed: 2009-01-28 17:16:45 UTC
oget.fedora: fedora-review+

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Description Nobody's working on this, feel free to take it 2007-01-31 20:42:47 UTC
Fedora Merge Review: prctl
Initial Owner:

Comment 1 Karsten Hopp 2007-02-21 15:38:03 UTC
prctl-1.5-2 prepared for review

Comment 2 Orcan Ogetbil 2008-11-13 22:31:50 UTC
Why is there an explicit ExclusiveArch: ia64 ?
I can't find any documentation that indicates this software is only for ia64. Also, do we have a branch for the ia64 architecture at Fedora?

Comment 3 Orcan Ogetbil 2009-01-16 20:06:23 UTC

Comment 4 Karsten Hopp 2009-01-28 11:25:33 UTC
The only parameters of prctl that do anything other than printing help are 
--unaligned= and --fpemu=. Both work only on ia64, on other archs you'll get this
output: 'ERROR: Kernel on this platform may not implement this prctl feature.'

I've added this as a comment before the ExclusiveArch: in the spec file and
commited it to CVS.

As IA64 is a secondary arch in Fedora, a build will need to be done by the secondary arch maintainers. See
for more info about Fedora-IA64

Comment 5 Orcan Ogetbil 2009-01-28 16:48:53 UTC
Thanks for the explanation.
So I can't to do a test to evaluate the software but I could do a generic package review since it is a simple one.
There is one minor issue and a few suggestions. Let me know whenever you update the package so we can close the bug.

* rpmlint says
  prctl.src:22: W: setup-not-quiet
You need to use 
  %setup -q

! no disttag. I think it could be better to have a disttag to avoid incompatibilities between the binaries produced by different versions of the compiler. What do you think?

! The patch is trivial. I don't think it is necessary to submit upstream. It would be nice though.

! You can make use of the %{name} macro a little more frequent

Comment 6 Karsten Hopp 2009-01-28 17:05:52 UTC
I've added changes for those in CVS:
- added disttag
- setup -q
- frequent use of %{name} macro with the exception of the URL, because that's
  the string I use with cut&paste and firefox to check if there's a new version.

Comment 7 Orcan Ogetbil 2009-01-28 17:16:45 UTC
Great! Thanks.

This Merge Review (prctl) is APPROVED by oget

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