[Etoys] etoys.spec: changes needed for inclusion in Fedora

Gavin Romig-Koch gavin at redhat.com
Mon Nov 17 17:46:06 EST 2008

I have been making changes to the etoys.spec file, so that EToys might 
get included into Fedora.  The attached patch to 
git://dev.laptop.org/projects/etoys are the changes that I believe are 
necessary to propose EToy's inclusion in Fedora.

If you are willing to accept these changes into your git repo, then I 
can simply use your spec file and SRPM as the ones submitted to 
Fedora.   If not, that's OK too, I'll just host them somewhere else 
pending inclusion into Fedora.


This is a short explanation for each of the changes, if you need more 
explanation, please ask:

- added %{?dist} to release

    Fedora requires %{?dist} be added to all releases - it results in nothing on distro's that don't define 'dist'

- altered the License field to use cononical License short names

    Fedora requires specific short names for this field to ease License checking

- remove the Prefix (relocatable) field

    Fedora discourages relocatable RPMs.  They are allowed, but require added work, testing, and justification.   I didn't think the EToy's RPM needed to be relocatable.   If you think it needs to be relocateable, let me know and I'll add it.

- added .desktop file and etoys icon.

    Fedora requires a .desktop file for each 'desktop' application.

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