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This page contains copypasteable templates for package reviews. The Core Guidelines section contains the rules that apply to every package. The rest contain rules that apply to specific types of packages. Those can be appended to the core guidelines.

Core Guidelines

Core guidelines, which apply to every package, incorporate the following:

Mandatory review guidelines:
 - rpmlint output:
 - License is acceptable (...)
 - License field in spec is correct
 - License files included in package %docs if included in source package
 - License files installed when any subpackage combination is installed
 - Spec written in American English
 - Spec is legible
 - Sources match upstream unless altered to fix permissibility issues
   Upstream SHA256: ...
   Your SHA256:     ...
 - Build succeeds on at least one primary arch
 - Build succeeds on all primary arches or has ExcludeArch + justification
 - BuildRequires correct, justified where necessary
 - Locales handled with %find_lang, not %_datadir/locale/*
 - %post, %postun call ldconfig if package contains shared .so files
 - No bundled libs
 - Relocatability is justified
 - Package owns all directories it creates
 - Package requires others for directories it uses but does not own
 - No duplication in %files unless necessary for license files
 - File permissions are sane
 - Package contains permissible code or content
 - Large docs go in -doc subpackage
 - %doc files not required at runtime
 - Static libs go in -static package/virtual Provides
 - Development files go in -devel package
 - -devel packages Require base with fully-versioned dependency, %_isa
 - No .la files
 - GUI app uses .desktop file, installs it with desktop-file-install
 - File list does not conflict with other packages' without justification
 - File names are valid UTF-8

Optional review guidelines:
 - Query upstream about including license files
 - Translations of description, summary
 - Builds in mock
 - Builds on all arches
 - Functions as described (e.g. no crashes)
 - Scriptlets are sane
 - Subpackages require base with fully-versioned dependency if sensible
 - .pc file subpackage placement is sensible
 - No file deps outside of /etc, /bin, /sbin, /usr/bin, /usr/sbin
 - Include man pages if available

Naming guidelines:
 - Package names use only a-zA-Z0-9-._+ subject to restrictions on -._+
 - Package names are sane
 - No naming conflicts
 - Spec file name matches base package name
 - Version is sane
 - Version does not contain ~
 - Release is sane
 - %dist tag
 - Case used only when necessary
 - Package names follow applicable language/addon rules

Packaging guidelines:
 - Useful without external bits
 - No kmods
 - Pre-built binaries, libs removed in %prep
 - Sources contain only redistributable code or content
 - Spec format is sane
 - noarch package with unported deps has correct ExclusiveArch
 - Arch-specific sources/patches are applied, not included, conditionally
 - Package obeys FHS, except libexecdir, /run, /usr/target
 - %{_prefix}/lib only used for multilib-exempt packages
 - Programs run before FS mounting use /run instead of /var/run
 - Binaries in /bin, /sbin do not depend on files in /usr on < F17
 - No files under /srv, /opt, /usr/local
 - Changelog in prescribed format
 - No Packager, Vendor, Copyright, PreReq tags
 - Summary does not end in a period
 - Requires correct, justified where necessary
 - BuildRequires lack %{_isa}
 - Summary, description do not use trademarks incorrectly
 - All relevant documentation is packaged, appropriately marked with %doc
 - Doc files do not drag in extra dependencies (e.g. due to +x)
 - Code compilable with gcc is compiled with gcc
 - Build honors applicable compiler flags or justifies otherwise
 - PIE used for long-running/root daemons, setuid/filecap programs
 - Useful -debuginfo package or disabled and justified
 - No static executables (except OCaml)
 - Rpath absent or only used for internal libs
 - Config files marked with %config(noreplace) or justified %config
 - No config files under /usr
 - Third party package manager configs acceptable, only in %_docdir
 - .desktop files are sane
 - desktop-file-install/validate run on .desktop files, as appropriate
 - No desktop-file-install --vendor on >= F19
 - Spec uses macros consistently
 - Spec uses macros instead of hard-coded names where appropriate
 - Spec uses macros for executables only when configurability is needed
 - %makeinstall used only when alternatives don't work
 - Macros in Summary, description are expandable at srpm build time
 - Spec uses %{SOURCE#} instead of $RPM_SOURCE_DIR and %sourcedir
 - No software collections (scl)
 - Macro files named /etc/rpm/macros.%name or /usr/lib/rpm/macros.%name
 - Macro files not marked with %config
 - Build uses only python/perl/shell+coreutils/lua/BuildRequired langs
 - %global, not %define
 - Package translating with gettext BuildRequires it
 - Package translating with Linguist BuildRequires qt-devel
 - File ops preserve timestamps
 - Parallel make
 - User, group creation handled correctly (See Packaging:UsersAndGroups)
 - Web apps go in /usr/share/%name, not /var/www
 - Conflicts are justified
 - One project per package
 - No bundled fonts
 - Patches have appropriate commentary
 - Available test suites executed in %check
 - tmpfiles.d used for /run, /run/lock on >= F15
 - Package renaming/replacement handled correctly
 - IPv6 enabled if supported and IPv4 remains functional
 - Package builds without network access

Systemd Guidelines

Systemd guidelines:
 - Traditional service uses a unit file
 - Non-standard service commands converted to standalone scripts
 - Unit names are sane
 - Description= lines do not exceed 80 characters
 - Documentation field has correct URI format
 - Service Type= declarations are correct
 - Service has sane [Service], [Install] sections
 - Requires=, Wants= used only when necessary
 - Units to not refer to runlevel*.target
 - Symlinks used instead of Name=
 - StandardOutput=, StandardError= used only when necessary
 - Hardware-activated service not activated by package
 - Socket-activated service has FESCo approval, correct unit files
 - Unit files go in %_unitdir
 - BuildRequires: systemd for %_unitdir macro
 - Packaged unit files are not %config files
 - Unit file scriptlets are correct
 - tmpfiles.d used where needed

SysV Init Script Guidelines

SysVInitScript guidelines:
 - Init scripts go in /etc/rc.d/init.d
 - Init scripts not marked with %config
 - Init script configuration in /etc/sysconfig
 - Init scripts have 0755 permissions
 - Packages with unit files put init scripts in -sysvinit subpackage
 - chkconfig, initscripts Requires, init scripts correct
 - Daemon-spawning init scripts manage /var/lock/subsys/%name
 - Init scripts have chkconfig headers
 - Init script environment variables have reasonable defaults
 - Init scripts implement all required actions
 - Init script behavior is sensible
 - Init script return codes are correct

Cron File Guidelines

Cron file guidelines:
 - Custom crontabs in /etc/cron.d have 0640 permissions
 - Custom crontabs in /etc/cron.d refer to executables in normal places
 - Cron jobs marked with %config(noreplace)
 - Cron job file names match package name, lack + and .
 - Package with cron job Requires: crontabs

Java Guidelines

Java guidelines:
 - Javadocs go in javadoc subpackage
 - Prefer split JARs over monolithic
 - JAR file names correct
 - JAR files go in %{_javadir} or %{_javadir}-$version
 - Compat package jar, pom files are versioned
 - Javadocs go in unversioned %{_javadocdir}/%{name}
 - javadoc subpackage is noarch
 - BuildRequires java-devel, jpackage-utils
 - Requires java, jpackage-utils
 - Dependencies on java/java-devel >= 1.6.0 add epoch 1
 - pom.xml files, if available, are installed along with their depmaps
 - Spec contains correct maven code
 - pom.xml files, if patched, are patched sanely
 - Wrapper script in %{_bindir}
 - GCJ AOT bits follow GCJ guidelines
 - No devel package
 - EE API-providing packages have correct Provides
 - EE API-using packages mage appropriate Requires, build-classpath
 - JNI-using JARs go in %_jnidir
 - JNI shared objects go in %{_libdir}/%{name}
 - Calls to System.loadLibrary replaced w/ System.load w/ full .so path
 - Bundled JAR files not included or used for build
 - No Javadoc %post/%ghost
 - No class-path elements in JAR manifests

Perl Guidelines

Perl guidelines:
 - "GPL+ or Artistic", not "Artistic or GPL+"
 - Module requirements use virtual perl(modname) syntax
 - Spec BuildRequires correct core modules, not perl-devel
 - Spec contains correct MODULE_COMPAT_ Requires
 - Requires/Provides are sane
 - CPAN URL tag is not versioned
 - All tests enabled where possible
 - Use Build.PL if present unless justified otherwise
 - .h files not split into -devel package

Python Guidelines

Python guidelines:
 - Runtime Requires correct
 - BuildRequires: python2-devel and/or python3-devel
 - Spec uses versioned macros
 - All .py files packaged with .pyc, .pyo counterparts
 - INSTALLED_FILES not used for %files list
 - Includes .egg-info files/directories when generated
 - .py not under site-libs byte-compiled against correct runtimes
 - Python 3 built as upstream instructs, if at all
 - Patches are not specific to python 2 or 3 when sources are combined
 - Non-parallel-installable scripts only installed for default runtime
 - Eggs built from source
 - Eggs do not download deps during build
 - Compat packages use easy_install -m to avoid conflicts
 - At least one version of each module must be importable w/o version
 - Provides/Requires properly filtered
 - Code that invokes gtk.gdk.get_pixels_array() Requires numpy