(re)introducing - fedora-review - tool to help with package reviews

Brendan Jones brendan.jones.it at gmail.com
Thu Dec 15 23:32:24 UTC 2011

On 12/15/2011 09:57 PM, Brendan Jones wrote:
> On 11/21/2011 02:14 PM, Stanislav Ochotnicky wrote:
>> Hello fellow devs,
>> I am sure quite a few of you have done some reviews and thought "Hey,
>> a,b,c and d could be automated. For E I could use some more
>> information that can be automatically gathered". Some of you even
>> wrote your own tools to do some of these things.
> Hi Stan,
> great idea. Will try to use this prior to any forthcoming reviews.
> I find the most time consuming task in the review process is the license
> check. I use a combination of find/head/grep commands to try and
> determine if some of the source files have differing licenses to the
> stated one in the spec. None of my methods guarantee 100% license
> detection, given the sheer number of licenses out there, although if we
> could consolidate all of the methods reviewers use for this we would
> have a nifty tool indeed.
> Not sure if this is something which should be part of this package or
> another entirely?
> regards,
> Brendan
The guys on the packaging list enlightened me on the existence of 
licensecheck from rpmdevtools. From my brief tests it does a good job 
but have not used it against cornercases

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