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Bug 483421 - Review Request: apophysis-j - Fractal flame editor and creator, based on Apophysis
Summary: Review Request: apophysis-j - Fractal flame editor and creator, based on Apop...
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: 2009-02-01 03:23 UTC by Ian Weller
Modified: 2009-11-15 14:57 UTC (History)
4 users (show)

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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2009-11-15 05:06:35 UTC

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Description Ian Weller 2009-02-01 03:23:54 UTC
Spec URL:

apophysis-j is a Java port of the famous fractal flame editor Apophysis.

Comment 1 Chris Tyler 2009-07-11 15:15:49 UTC
Review results: [x] Bad [+] Good [na] Not applicable

    [x]  MUST: rpmlint must be run on every package. The output should be posted in the review.[1]
    [+] MUST: The package must be named according to the Package Naming Guidelines .
    [+] MUST: The spec file name must match the base package %{name}, in the format %{name}.spec unless your package has an exemption. [2] .
    [+] MUST: The package must meet the Packaging Guidelines .
    [+] MUST: The package must be licensed with a Fedora approved license and meet the Licensing Guidelines .
    [x] MUST: The License field in the package spec file must match the actual license. ### GPLv2+ in spec file vs. GPL3 text included in source zip
    [+] MUST: If (and only if) the source package includes the text of the license(s) in its own file, then that file, containing the text of the license(s) for the package must be included in %doc.[4]
    [+] MUST: The spec file must be written in American English. [5]
    [+] MUST: The spec file for the package MUST be legible. [6]
    [+] MUST: The sources used to build the package must match the upstream source, as provided in the spec URL. Reviewers should use md5sum for this task. If no upstream URL can be specified for this package, please see the Source URL Guidelines for how to deal with this.
    [+] MUST: The package MUST successfully compile and build into binary rpms on at least one primary architecture. [7]
    [na] MUST: If the package does not successfully compile, build or work on an architecture, then those architectures should be listed in the spec in ExcludeArch. Each architecture listed in ExcludeArch MUST have a bug filed in bugzilla, describing the reason that the package does not compile/build/work on that architecture. The bug number MUST be placed in a comment, next to the corresponding ExcludeArch line. [8]
    [+] MUST: All build dependencies must be listed in BuildRequires, except for any that are listed in the exceptions section of the Packaging Guidelines ; inclusion of those as BuildRequires is optional. Apply common sense.
    [na] MUST: The spec file MUST handle locales properly. This is done by using the %find_lang macro. Using %{_datadir}/locale/* is strictly forbidden.[9]
    [na] MUST: Every binary RPM package (or subpackage) which stores shared library files (not just symlinks) in any of the dynamic linker's default paths, must call ldconfig in %post and %postun. [10]
    [na] MUST: If the package is designed to be relocatable, the packager must state this fact in the request for review, along with the rationalization for relocation of that specific package. Without this, use of Prefix: /usr is considered a blocker. [11]
    [+] MUST: A package must own all directories that it creates. If it does not create a directory that it uses, then it should require a package which does create that directory. [12]
    [+] MUST: A Fedora package must not list a file more than once in the spec file's %files listings. [13]
    [+] MUST: Permissions on files must be set properly. Executables should be set with executable permissions, for example. Every %files section must include a %defattr(...) line. [14]
    [+] MUST: Each package must have a %clean section, which contains rm -rf %{buildroot} (or $RPM_BUILD_ROOT). [15]
    [+] MUST: Each package must consistently use macros. [16]
    [+] MUST: The package must contain code, or permissable content. [17]
    [na] MUST: Large documentation files must go in a -doc subpackage. (The definition of large is left up to the packager's best judgement, but is not restricted to size. Large can refer to either size or quantity). [18]
    [+] MUST: If a package includes something as %doc, it must not affect the runtime of the application. To summarize: If it is in %doc, the program must run properly if it is not present. [18]
    [na] MUST: Header files must be in a -devel package. [19]
    [na] MUST: Static libraries must be in a -static package. [20]
    [na] MUST: Packages containing pkgconfig(.pc) files must 'Requires: pkgconfig' (for directory ownership and usability). [21]
    [na] MUST: If a package contains library files with a suffix (e.g., then library files that end in .so (without suffix) must go in a -devel package. [19]
    [na] MUST: In the vast majority of cases, devel packages must require the base package using a fully versioned dependency: Requires: %{name} = %{version}-%{release} [22]
    [na] MUST: Packages must NOT contain any .la libtool archives, these must be removed in the spec if they are built.[20]
    [+] MUST: Packages containing GUI applications must include a %{name}.desktop file, and that file must be properly installed with desktop-file-install in the %install section. If you feel that your packaged GUI application does not need a .desktop file, you must put a comment in the spec file with your explanation. [23]
    [+] MUST: Packages must not own files or directories already owned by other packages. The rule of thumb here is that the first package to be installed should own the files or directories that other packages may rely upon. This means, for example, that no package in Fedora should ever share ownership with any of the files or directories owned by the filesystem or man package. If you feel that you have a good reason to own a file or directory that another package owns, then please present that at package review time. [24]
    [+] MUST: At the beginning of %install, each package MUST run rm -rf %{buildroot} (or $RPM_BUILD_ROOT). [25]
    [+] MUST: All filenames in rpm packages must be valid UTF-8. [26]

Items marked as SHOULD are things that the package (or reviewer) SHOULD do, but is not required to do.

    [na] SHOULD: If the source package does not include license text(s) as a separate file from upstream, the packager SHOULD query upstream to include it. [27]
    [na] SHOULD: The description and summary sections in the package spec file should contain translations for supported Non-English languages, if available. [28]
    [+] SHOULD: The reviewer should test that the package builds in mock. [29]
    [+] SHOULD: The package should compile and build into binary rpms on all supported architectures. [30]
    [+] SHOULD: The reviewer should test that the package functions as described. A package should not segfault instead of running, for example.
    [na] SHOULD: If scriptlets are used, those scriptlets must be sane. This is vague, and left up to the reviewers judgement to determine sanity. [31]
    [na] SHOULD: Usually, subpackages other than devel should require the base package using a fully versioned dependency. [22]
    [na] SHOULD: The placement of pkgconfig(.pc) files depends on their usecase, and this is usually for development purposes, so should be placed in a -devel pkg. A reasonable exception is that the main pkg itself is a devel tool not installed in a user runtime, e.g. gcc or gdb. [21]
    [na] SHOULD: If the package has file dependencies outside of /etc, /bin, /sbin, /usr/bin, or /usr/sbin consider requiring the package which provides the file instead of the file itself. [32] 

Question: Can't this package be noarch?
Note: This package is one version behind upstream.

Comment 2 Chris Tyler 2009-07-11 15:18:20 UTC
Summary of review:
X license text vs. spec file
X noarch?

Comment 3 Ian Weller 2009-07-13 16:13:08 UTC
The source for 2.7 isn't available on the site. Upstream contacted.

Grepping all the source code tells me it's version 2+ of the GPL.

* Mon Jul 13 2009 Ian Weller <> 2.6-2
- noarch


Comment 4 Chris Tyler 2009-07-14 15:10:05 UTC
The license seems unclear:

1. The upstream web page just says GPL.
2. Most of the source files say GPLv2+
3. One source file says GPLv2.1+ (thinlet/
4. One source file says CDDL (
5. The GPL text file included is GPLv3

The CDDL and GPL are not compatible according to

Comment 5 Ian Weller 2009-07-20 18:33:07 UTC
Will talk to upstream.

Comment 6 Ian Weller 2009-07-21 13:27:47 UTC
Upstream mail:

What do you suggest? I don't know the answer to his question :/

Comment 7 Chris Tyler 2009-07-21 14:34:11 UTC
Looks like the only options are to eliminate the BASE64 functionality (what's it used for? it is required?), use a library licensed under other (GPL-compatible) terms, or get the original authors to additionally license the library under a GPL-compatible license.

Comment 8 Till Maas 2009-09-16 23:01:52 UTC
Please remove NotReady from the Whiteboard once this review requests needs attention by a reviewer.

Comment 9 Ian Weller 2009-11-15 05:06:35 UTC
Giving up. I don't know enough Java to understand what's necessary here. Hopefully someone can pick this up in a new bug and deal with the licensing problems there.

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