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Bug 714543 - Review Request: maze5 - A program for generating mazes of miscellaneous styles and sizes
Summary: Review Request: maze5 - A program for generating mazes of miscellaneous style...
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
Whiteboard: Stalled review
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2011-06-20 02:18 UTC by W. Michael Petullo
Modified: 2011-12-09 20:39 UTC (History)
5 users (show)

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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2011-12-09 20:39:59 UTC

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Description W. Michael Petullo 2011-06-20 02:18:47 UTC
Spec URL:
This package contains the sources for a standalone program 'maze5'
and a plugin 'maze5gimp' for GIMP (the GNU Image Manipulation Program).
Both are for generating mazes of miscellaneous styles and sizes.

Comment 1 Veeti Paananen 2011-06-20 21:25:24 UTC
Just commenting: wouldn't it make sense to split the GIMP plugin into a subpackage?

Comment 2 Veeti Paananen 2011-06-20 21:27:37 UTC
Oh, and you need to add scons as a build requirement.

Comment 3 Yanchuan Nian 2011-06-22 12:21:53 UTC
1.xmltoman is another missed build requiresment
2.maze5.1 should goes to a subdir of %{_mandir},maybe man/man1/maze5.1
3.INSTALL file can be removed from %doc as it is a irrelevant documentation.

Comment 4 W. Michael Petullo 2011-06-22 15:39:29 UTC
Spec URL:

This release addresses comments #1, #2 and #3.

Comment 5 Volker Fröhlich 2011-06-26 23:03:53 UTC
License is GPLv3+ -- not GPLv3, according to the files.

You can replace the "maze5" in Source0 with the name macro.

The Requires doesn't make sense: The main-package doesn't require itself.

You can drop "rm -rf $RPM_BUILD_ROOT". It's not needed.

The files section should be aggregated just before the changelog. %doc is usually in the first line.

The GIMP plug-in directory is called "plug-ins", not "plugins", as far as I can see. The suffix "gimp", the plug-in has, seems somewhat strange to me. This sub-package should also require GIMP, I guess.

Your sub-packages requires the main package, I suppose:

Put the BR for gimp-devel-tools next to the other BRs. It doesn't make sense to split that. I think putting each BR on a separate line is more legible.

"%{_mandir}/man1/maze5.1.gz" -- Rather make that "%{_mandir}/man1/maze5.1.*"

Use -p with "install" to preserve timestamps.

You're not using the proper compiler flags:

Besides that:

[makerpm@fedora15 SRPMS]$ rpmlint ../RPMS/x86_64/maze5-*
maze5.x86_64: W: manual-page-warning /usr/share/man/man1/maze5.1.gz 80: a space character is not allowed in an escape name
maze5.x86_64: W: manual-page-warning /usr/share/man/man1/maze5.1.gz 83: a space character is not allowed in an escape name
maze5.x86_64: W: manual-page-warning /usr/share/man/man1/maze5.1.gz 83: a space character is not allowed in an escape name
maze5.x86_64: W: manual-page-warning /usr/share/man/man1/maze5.1.gz 83: a space character is not allowed in an escape name
maze5-gimp.x86_64: W: unstripped-binary-or-object /usr/lib64/gimp/2.0/plugins/maze5gimp

Comment 6 W. Michael Petullo 2011-06-27 18:29:08 UTC
Spec URL:


- License is GPLv3+
- Use name macro in Source0 definition
- GIMP package requires main package
- Don't remove RPM_BUILD_ROOT
- plugin-ins, not plugins
- Consolidate build requirements
- Use -p with install to preserve timestamps

I have not yet implemented the compiler flags; I am trying to figure out the best way to do this due to the project's use of scons.

Comment 7 Volker Fröhlich 2011-06-27 19:44:35 UTC
Try "env" in SConstrust!

You forgot to require GIMP for the Plug-in.

Please put each BuildRequires on a separate line.

"%{_mandir}/man1/maze5.1.gz" -- Rather make that "%{_mandir}/man1/maze5.1.*"

The rpmlint issues are still there, I suppose. chmod +x on the plug-in .so may solve the stripping problem.

Comment 8 Veeti Paananen 2011-07-27 15:47:57 UTC
You could take a look at how the Blender package handles (or handled, they're using CMake now) scons:

- You can actually add %{?_smp_mflags} after the scons command since scons uses the same syntax as make for the number of jobs.

- You'll probably have to patch the SConstruct file to read the RPM environment variable "RPM_OPT_FLAGS" and append its contents to CCFLAGS and CXXFLAGS in the scons "Environment" object.

Comment 9 Veeti Paananen 2011-07-27 15:49:43 UTC
Oh, and the require for the base package has to be in the format "%{name}%{?_isa} = %{version}-%{release}".

Comment 10 Volker Fröhlich 2011-08-13 06:20:22 UTC
Are you still interested in this package?

Comment 11 Volker Fröhlich 2011-10-08 07:17:22 UTC
I guess this review is stalled. If you are still interested, please respond!

Otherwise I'll close this bug as described in

Feel free to re-open it any time though.

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