Packages which use banned tags

The packaging guidelines indicate that the following tags must not be
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I wasn't aware that a package would even build if the first three were
used, but it seems that a few instances of these tags persist.

Nothing uses Copyright:.

Five packages use Vendor:
dpkg etoys gold netbeans storhaug

Packager: is used by mcollective

apmud has Prereq: chkconfig which is obviously a sign that something is
amiss. But it's also marked ExclusiveArch: ppc which means that it
hasn't existed anywhere since we dropped 32 bit ppc around, what, Fedora
12? The only commits are from mass rebuilds and people doing general

ceph has "PreReq: %fillup_prereq" and I don't even know what that does.
It seems to be inside of some suse-exclusive block, and so I'm not sure
what is supposed to happen. Which is why that kind of thing is not
permitted in Fedora. I guess that has to be another of those "nobody
can touch this" packages.

In any case, I will now proceed to dead.package apmud, remove the few
Vendor: and Packager: uses and try to pretend ceph does not exist. But
for the record, here are the usual (but pleasantly short) lists:

Maintainers by package:
apmud dwmw2
ceph branto dachary dmick ke4qqq kkeithle ktdreyer steve stingray
dpkg kanarip sergiomb topdog
etoys dsd gavin tuxbrewr
gold zaniyah
mcollective maxamillion
netbeans moceap
storhaug kkeithle

Packages by maintainer:
branto ceph
dachary ceph
dmick ceph
dsd etoys
dwmw2 apmud
gavin etoys
kanarip dpkg
ke4qqq ceph
kkeithle ceph storhaug
ktdreyer ceph
maxamillion mcollective
moceap netbeans
sergiomb dpkg
steve ceph
stingray ceph
topdog dpkg
tuxbrewr etoys
zaniyah gold


Re: Packages which use banned tags

By Ken Dreyer at 07/12/2018 - 00:21

On Tue, Jul 10, 2018 at 2:43 PM, Jason L Tibbitts III < ... at math dot> wrote:
Hey, c'mon, Ceph doesn't bite (that badly...)

Seriously though, we do maintain ceph.spec upstream in
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do a good job helping with that complicated package. If there are
changes that originate in the Fedora community, branto or I can push
those upstream.

- Ken

Re: Packages which use banned tags

By Jason L Tibbitts III at 07/11/2018 - 10:27

My apologies; after closer inspection I see that dpkg is a false
positive. It does match "^Vendor:" but that string occurs inside of a
here-document within a section. Will improve the scripting to only look
for tags when the rpm parser will be outside of section context.

I did fix the other issues yesterday. On to Group: removal (which will
go through the feature process) and to a full check of source URL
validity (like we used to have years ago).

- J<

Re: Packages which use banned tags

By Peter Robinson at 07/11/2018 - 05:32

On Tue, Jul 10, 2018 at 9:43 PM, Jason L Tibbitts III < ... at math dot> wrote:
I want intending on retiring eToys in F-29 anyway, it's part of the
Sugar stack, we've not shipped in SoaS for sometime and is for all
intents and purpose dead upstream. I'll do that this week.