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Re: how to become a co-maintainer for an _existing_ RPM pkg



On Mon, 2009-09-14 at 09:59 +0200, Michael Schwendt wrote:
> On Sun, 13 Sep 2009 19:32:23 +0200, Stefan wrote:
> 
> > https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=522933
> 
> A couple of relevant guideline sections that comment on issues
> found quickly in the three spec files:
> 
> https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Packaging:Guidelines#Explicit_Requires
> https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Packaging/Guidelines#Shared_Libraries
> https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Packaging/Guidelines#StaticLibraries
> 
> > %post
> > /sbin/ldconfig
> > ...
> 
> > %postun
> > /sbin/ldconfig
> > ...
> 
> With shell scriptlets, there is no automatic dependency on tools executed
> within the script body. You only get an automatic dep on /bin/sh. Hence
> more accurate would be to add
> 
> Requires(post): /sbin/ldconfig
> Requires(postun): /sbin/ldconfig
> 
> Arguably, that one is part of glibc and should be available. It's just
> easy to forget such dependencies for other tools executed in RPM scriptlets.
> For example, /usr/bin/xmlcatalog in your %post/postun, even if the
> dependency on libxml2 is automatic via the libxml2 library SONAME
> (and the tool is included in that package currently).

This is quite right and one reason not to publish this RPM ;-)
The RPM was only intended as a quick way for me to organize such
installations over several computers which are only run by myself.

Especially the ldconfig stuff is listed here as a MUST:
https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Packaging/ReviewGuidelines

> > %doc %{_mandir}/man1/pbbcmd.1.gz
> > %doc %{_mandir}/man1/pbbuttonsd.1.gz
> > %doc %{_mandir}/man5/pbbuttonsd.cnf.5.gz
> 
> %doc is automatic for files below %_mandir.
> Using "*" instead of ".gz" is more convenient as the compression
> technique applied by rpmbuild may change.

I would say so too.


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