[Fedora-packaging] package review template

Jason L Tibbitts III tibbs at math.uh.edu
Tue Oct 7 13:17:28 UTC 2008

>>>>> "RWMJ" == Richard W M Jones <rjones at redhat.com> writes:

RWMJ> eg: rpmlint checks the License field is valid and rpm checks
RWMJ> that there are no duplicate files in %files, so both of those
RWMJ> are unnecessary.


1) rpmlint doesn't check that the license field is correct; it only
   makes sure its syntax is valid.  A human actually needs to look at
   what's in the tarball.

2) You actually have to look closely at the build output to notice the
   rpm complaint about there not being duplicates in %files, because
   it doesn't terminate the build or even complain that loudly.  If a
   human doesn't do the check, the check doesn't get done.

The automated tools are just tools.  Someone actually has to interpret
the results.

 - J<

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