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Old 01-23-2012, 03:43 AM
"Michael A. Peters"
 
Default Request EPEL Builds 4 calibre

I would like to request the following Fedora packages be built for
EPEL-6 if at all possible:

python-cssutils
calibre

python-cssutils, I know src.rpm (from Fedora 16 anyway) rebuilds in
CentOS 6 mock without problem but I have not done any QA on the module
to make sure it behaves, but it's a typical noarch module so I would be
surprised if Fedora QA was not sufficient.

calibre does not rebuild. I tried two fedora src.rpm's :

calibre-0.8.11-4.fc16.src.rpm
calibre-0.8.33-2.fc16.src.rpm

Second (newer) gets quite a bit further than the first, and is where I
would (and may) put my effort into trying to fix for an EPEL-6 build.


python-cssutils is a build dependency for the calibre, and seems to be
the only build dependency that is not already in CentOS/EPEL 6.

Having both in EPEL would benefit me as bug fixes would roll in to my
system with yum updates.

My interest is strictly to have an eBook reader available on my devel
system for initial testing of output of an EPUB generation tool I am
working on, but there may be other people interested in having an eBook
reader as a general desktop application.

I predict that epub is going to replace PDF as the off-line downloadable
viewing option web sites commonly offer their users, so getting a
frequently used reader into EPEL now may be a good thing.


-=-

I don't have a Red Hat account to request EPEL builds through that
process and I objected to providing what they wanted me to provide to
get one back when I looked into it, I believe it wanted my phone number,
and I guard that and won't back down on that.

I also can't file bug reports as a result (such as the build failure of
calibre in CentOS/EPEL 6) but if I do get calibre to properly build I
will forward what I did to the fedora maintainer and this list.

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Old 01-23-2012, 09:16 AM
"Michael A. Peters"
 
Default Request EPEL Builds 4 calibre

On 01/22/2012 08:43 PM, Michael A. Peters wrote:

I would like to request the following Fedora packages be built for
EPEL-6 if at all possible:

python-cssutils
calibre


Ouch, it looks like the problems in building calibre is that the current
versions anyway use some python syntax specific to python 2.7 and newer.

What version that started with I do not know, but python >= 2.7 should
probably be added to the rpm spec file and I guess I am going to have to
look for older src.rpm's to try and rebuild for my own use.

It really frustrates me how many FOSS projects don't have the top down
management necessary to demand their code work in still quite common
versions of scripting languages used in supported business environments.

Ah well. I guess calibre for EPEL6 is probably out.

I'd actually prefer to see an epub reader that builds on gtk-webkit anyway.

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Old 01-23-2012, 01:04 PM
Chris Adams
 
Default Request EPEL Builds 4 calibre

Once upon a time, Michael A. Peters <mpeters@domblogger.net> said:
> It really frustrates me how many FOSS projects don't have the top down
> management necessary to demand their code work in still quite common
> versions of scripting languages used in supported business environments.

When you pay developers, you can demand. When somebody writes something
because they want to, they use the tools they want.
--
Chris Adams <cmadams@hiwaay.net>
Systems and Network Administrator - HiWAAY Internet Services
I don't speak for anybody but myself - that's enough trouble.

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Old 01-23-2012, 01:45 PM
Nelson Manuel Marques
 
Default Request EPEL Builds 4 calibre

Hi,

Just have one simple question:

* Have you at least checked if RHEL6 provides the dependencies (versioning ?) to build the software?

Have a nice day,
NM


Melhores cumprimentos,
Nelson M. Marques
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Enviado: segunda-feira, 23 de Janeiro de 2012 4:43
Para: epel-devel-list@redhat.com; kevin@scrye.com
Assunto: Request EPEL Builds 4 calibre

I would like to request the following Fedora packages be built for
EPEL-6 if at all possible:

python-cssutils
calibre

python-cssutils, I know src.rpm (from Fedora 16 anyway) rebuilds in
CentOS 6 mock without problem but I have not done any QA on the module
to make sure it behaves, but it's a typical noarch module so I would be
surprised if Fedora QA was not sufficient.

calibre does not rebuild. I tried two fedora src.rpm's :

calibre-0.8.11-4.fc16.src.rpm
calibre-0.8.33-2.fc16.src.rpm

Second (newer) gets quite a bit further than the first, and is where I
would (and may) put my effort into trying to fix for an EPEL-6 build.

python-cssutils is a build dependency for the calibre, and seems to be
the only build dependency that is not already in CentOS/EPEL 6.

Having both in EPEL would benefit me as bug fixes would roll in to my
system with yum updates.

My interest is strictly to have an eBook reader available on my devel
system for initial testing of output of an EPUB generation tool I am
working on, but there may be other people interested in having an eBook
reader as a general desktop application.

I predict that epub is going to replace PDF as the off-line downloadable
viewing option web sites commonly offer their users, so getting a
frequently used reader into EPEL now may be a good thing.

-=-

I don't have a Red Hat account to request EPEL builds through that
process and I objected to providing what they wanted me to provide to
get one back when I looked into it, I believe it wanted my phone number,
and I guard that and won't back down on that.

I also can't file bug reports as a result (such as the build failure of
calibre in CentOS/EPEL 6) but if I do get calibre to properly build I
will forward what I did to the fedora maintainer and this list.

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Old 01-23-2012, 03:46 PM
Stephen John Smoogen
 
Default Request EPEL Builds 4 calibre

On 22 January 2012 21:43, Michael A. Peters <mpeters@domblogger.net> wrote:
> I would like to request the following Fedora packages be built for
> EPEL-6 if at all possible:
>
> python-cssutils
> calibre
>
> python-cssutils, I know src.rpm (from Fedora 16 anyway) rebuilds in
> CentOS 6 mock without problem but I have not done any QA on the module
> to make sure it behaves, but it's a typical noarch module so I would be
> surprised if Fedora QA was not sufficient.

I have tried to build calibre a couple of times. At this point I think
it is too quickly moving for an EPEL build and would be better to be
run on something like Fedora as the short lifetimes of the OS are not
going to be less than the software.

--
Stephen J Smoogen.
"The core skill of innovators is error recovery, not failure avoidance."
Randy Nelson, President of Pixar University.
"Years ago my mother used to say to me,... Elwood, you must be oh
so smart or oh so pleasant. Well, for years I was smart. I
recommend pleasant. You may quote me." Â*—James Stewart as Elwood P. Dowd

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Old 01-23-2012, 04:21 PM
Kevin Fenzi
 
Default Request EPEL Builds 4 calibre

On Mon, 23 Jan 2012 02:16:16 -0800
"Michael A. Peters" <mpeters@domblogger.net> wrote:

> On 01/22/2012 08:43 PM, Michael A. Peters wrote:
> > I would like to request the following Fedora packages be built for
> > EPEL-6 if at all possible:
> >
> > python-cssutils
> > calibre
>
> Ouch, it looks like the problems in building calibre is that the
> current versions anyway use some python syntax specific to python 2.7
> and newer.

Yep. calibre is pretty bleeding edge sadly.

> What version that started with I do not know, but python >= 2.7 should
> probably be added to the rpm spec file and I guess I am going to have
> to look for older src.rpm's to try and rebuild for my own use.
>
> It really frustrates me how many FOSS projects don't have the top down
> management necessary to demand their code work in still quite common
> versions of scripting languages used in supported business
> environments.
>
> Ah well. I guess calibre for EPEL6 is probably out.

Yep. I would be happy to build it, but it's just too fast moving.
It also releases every week.
It also changes GUI/Interface as the author likes.
It's not something that would fit well in a 'support for 7 years' repo.


> I'd actually prefer to see an epub reader that builds on gtk-webkit
> anyway.

Don't know of one off hand, but good luck

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Old 01-23-2012, 04:31 PM
"Russell Golden"
 
Default Request EPEL Builds 4 calibre

Ah well. I guess calibre for EPEL6 is probably out.


Yep. I would be happy to build it, but it's just too fast moving.
It also releases every week.
It also changes GUI/Interface as the author likes.
It's not something that would fit well in a 'support for 7 years' repo.



How about in a separate, non-EPEL repo? Say, on repos.fedorapeople.org. I
know this is a little off topic, but I'd love to see it in a repo for when
I switch my server over to CentOS. I unfortunately don't know python, but
I might, MIGHT, be willing to learn it to do it myself, if nirik isn't
willing.


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Old 01-23-2012, 04:50 PM
Kevin Fenzi
 
Default Request EPEL Builds 4 calibre

On Mon, 23 Jan 2012 11:31:23 -0600
"Russell Golden" <niveusluna@www.niveusluna.org> wrote:

> >> Ah well. I guess calibre for EPEL6 is probably out.
> >
> > Yep. I would be happy to build it, but it's just too fast moving.
> > It also releases every week.
> > It also changes GUI/Interface as the author likes.
> > It's not something that would fit well in a 'support for 7 years'
> > repo.
>
> How about in a separate, non-EPEL repo? Say, on
> repos.fedorapeople.org. I know this is a little off topic, but I'd
> love to see it in a repo for when I switch my server over to CentOS.
> I unfortunately don't know python, but I might, MIGHT, be willing to
> learn it to do it myself, if nirik isn't willing.

Feel free, but I fear this is going to be a lot more work than you
think it is.

You may be able to install the binary calibre from upstream (it ships a
lot of it's deps as local copies, so you could try installing python26
from epel and see if the binary installer works)
http://calibre-ebook.com/download_linux

kevin
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