appdata handling

Zbigniew Jędrzejewski-Szmek zbyszek at
Sun Apr 13 22:40:11 UTC 2014

On Sun, Apr 13, 2014 at 02:21:03PM +0200, Markus Mayer wrote:
> A new version of a package I maintain added an appdata.xml. As I
> haven't handled such files before, I looked up the internet for some
> information. The only helpful hint I found, was a commit adding
> appdata support to the qt-creator package in fedora git. [1]
> As more packages will add appdata file upstream, packagers will need
> information how to handle this within fedora. I suggest to these
> information to the Packaging Guidelines.

Have you seen ?


> What I'm interested in is:
> - Directory, Name, ownership and permissions for appdata.xml files
> - %post/%postun scriptlets (if needed)
> - If appdata-validate must be run during package build
> - How long does it take that the new appdata is propagated to gnome-software
> As a side note: build.log contains the following error:
> error: Couldn't exec /usr/lib/rpm/appdata.prov: No such file or directory
> [1]

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