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Bug 234571 (Bio-ASN1-Entrez) - Review Request: perl-Bio-ASN1-EntrezGene - Regular expression-based Perl Parser for NCBI Entrez Gene
Summary: Review Request: perl-Bio-ASN1-EntrezGene - Regular expression-based Perl Pars...
Alias: Bio-ASN1-Entrez
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: Package Review
Version: rawhide
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Parag AN(पराग)
QA Contact: Fedora Package Reviews List
Depends On:
Blocks: perl-bioperl
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2007-03-30 07:38 UTC by Alex Lancaster
Modified: 2007-11-30 22:12 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

Fixed In Version:
Doc Type: Bug Fix
Doc Text:
Clone Of:
Last Closed: 2007-04-02 23:01:31 UTC
panemade: fedora-review+
petersen: fedora-cvs+

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Description Alex Lancaster 2007-03-30 07:38:42 UTC
Spec URL:
Bio::ASN1::EntrezGene is a regular expression-based Perl Parser for NCBI
Entrez Gene genome databases
( It parses an ASN.1-
formatted Entrez Gene record and returns a data structure that contains all
data items from the gene record.

The tests are disabled because this package has a circular BuildRequires with perl-bioperl (also in packaging) and also has an install-time Requires dependency with perl-bioperl.

Comment 1 Alex Lancaster 2007-03-30 07:39:44 UTC
Correct spec URL:

Comment 2 Alex Lancaster 2007-03-30 07:40:51 UTC
License from README:

Written and maintained by Dr. Mingyi Liu <>.
Copyright (c) 2005 Mingyi Liu, GPC Biotech, Altana Research Institute.
All rights reserved.

This program is free software - you can redistribute it and/or modify
it under the same terms as Perl itself.

Comment 3 Chris Weyl 2007-03-31 15:51:18 UTC
Before I launch into a full review,  a couple comments.

A stylistic comment -- if you use

    %setup -q -n Bio-ASN1-EntrezGene-%{version}

vs  %setup -q -n Bio-ASN1-EntrezGene-1.09

in %prep, you won't have to manually change the version in two places whenever
a new version is released.  (Not that this seems to happen frequently, but...)

There appears to be an examples directory, why not include it? :)

Comment 4 Parag AN(पराग) 2007-04-02 09:48:10 UTC
So its upstream mistake to tar Bio-ASN1-EntrezGene-1.09 as

Comment 5 Parag AN(पराग) 2007-04-02 09:50:47 UTC
Sorry Chris for picking this for review as I want to review perl-bioperl I need
this to be reviewed.

Comment 6 Parag AN(पराग) 2007-04-02 09:51:36 UTC
+ package builds in mock (development i386).
+ rpmlint is silent for SRPM and for RPM.
+ source files match upstream url
fabb888e03435007e08050def1aed0ac  Bio-ASN1-EntrezGene-1.091.tgz
+ package meets naming and packaging guidelines.
+ specfile is properly named, is cleanly written
+ Spec file is written in American English.
+ Spec file is legible.
+ dist tag is present.
+ build root is correct.
+ license is open source-compatible.
+ License text is included in package.
+ %doc is present.
+ BuildRequires are proper.
+ %clean is present.
+ package installed properly.
+ Macro use appears rather consistent.
+ Package contains code, not content.
+ no headers or static libraries.
+ no .pc file present.
+ no -devel subpackage
+ no .la files.
+ no translations are available
+ Does owns the directories it creates.
+ no scriptlets present.
+ no duplicates in %files.
+ file permissions are appropriate.
+ make test disabled for circular BR on perl-bioperl
+ Provides: perl(Bio::ASN1::EntrezGene) = 1.09
perl(Bio::ASN1::EntrezGene::Indexer) = 1.09 perl(Bio::ASN1::Sequence) = 1.09
perl(Bio::ASN1::Sequence::Indexer) = 1.09


Comment 7 Alex Lancaster 2007-04-02 09:52:31 UTC
1. As noted by Parag, upstream made a mistake.
2. I added examples subdirectory.

Spec URL:

Comment 8 Parag AN(पराग) 2007-04-02 09:56:55 UTC
thanks for adding examples directory

Comment 9 Alex Lancaster 2007-04-02 10:04:11 UTC
New Package CVS Request
Package Name: perl-Bio-ASN1-EntrezGene
Short Description: Regular expression-based Perl Parser for NCBI Entrez Gene
Branches: FC-5 FC-6

Comment 10 Parag AN(पराग) 2007-04-02 10:06:40 UTC
Just had a look at new SRPM and it looks OK to me.
Re-Approving new package perl-Bio-ASN1-EntrezGene-1.091-2.src.rpm

Comment 11 Jens Petersen 2007-04-02 13:28:56 UTC

Comment 12 Alex Lancaster 2007-04-02 23:01:31 UTC
Builds fine in all branches.  Closing.

Comment 13 Michael Schwendt 2007-04-03 10:52:29 UTC
Can you please test new packages only in "devel" and build them for
the stable branches some time later?

This one has unresolved dependencies (for FC-5, FC-6 and devel).

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