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Bug 226478 - Merge Review: tar
Summary: Merge Review: tar
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: Package Review
Version: rawhide
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Michael Schwendt
QA Contact: Fedora Package Reviews List
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2007-01-31 21:08 UTC by Nobody's working on this, feel free to take it
Modified: 2007-11-30 22:11 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

Fixed In Version:
Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2007-08-30 20:07:55 UTC
bugs.michael: fedora-review+

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Description Nobody's working on this, feel free to take it 2007-01-31 21:08:31 UTC
Fedora Merge Review: tar
Initial Owner:

Comment 1 Michael Schwendt 2007-02-06 14:20:21 UTC
tar-1.16.1.tar.bz2 plus sig is available upstream.

> Prereq: info

Requires(post): /sbin/install-info
Requires(preun): /sbin/install-info

> %makeinstall bindir=$RPM_BUILD_ROOT/bin libexecdir=$RPM_BUILD_ROOT/sbin

Standard make install with DESTDIR ought to be preferred, provided
that it works:

  make DESTDIR=$RPM_BUILD_ROOT bindir=/bin libexecdir=/sbin install

The %makeinstall macro overrides many Make variables, which can lead
to %buildroot finding its way into built files.

> install -c -m

Wherever files are installed manually, add option "-p" to preserve
time-stamps, so files which haven't changed for a long time are easier
to spot when browsing installed package contents.

> BuildRoot: ...

Doesn't match the Fedora standard

  %{_tmppath}/%{name}-%{version}-%{release}-root-%(%{__id_u} -n)

and might be rejected as soon as it might become mandatory.

Comment 2 Peter Vrabec 2007-02-06 15:19:07 UTC
> tar-1.16.1.tar.bz2 plus sig is available upstream.
I know about it, but there are still problems with tar-1.16.1.(#226917)

The rest is fixed in:

Comment 3 Michael Schwendt 2007-02-06 21:37:20 UTC
* With the better scriptlet dependencies on /sbin/install-info in
place, "Prereq: info" can be deleted:

  $ rpmlint tar-1.15.1-26.src.rpm
  W: tar prereq-use info

* Other releases of tar may need "BuildRequires: gettext" for the
message object files. This version doesn't.

* The changes in cvs look fine.


* A side-note about the binary rpm:

  $ rpmlint tar-1.15.1-26.i386.rpm 
  W: tar file-not-utf8 /usr/share/info/
  W: tar file-not-utf8 /usr/share/info/

Indeed, in a single line in both files, Jörg Schilling's name is
encoded in ISO 8859-1. That alone would be easy to fix with "iconv",
and a created patch shows no accidental conversions.

However, there are a few 0x0c carriage-return values in those files
(and also in the texinfo input files), which cause these paragraphs,
where the encoding is wrong, to be hidden when displaying the
documentation with "info". I don't know whether the 0x0c are intentional
or supposed to be 0x0a instead.

Comment 4 Peter Vrabec 2007-02-07 12:10:33 UTC
If you want to check upgrade candidate too, you can find it at:

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