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Re: Announce: w3c markup validator RPM packages for SuSE Linux

From: Ville Skyttä <ville.skytta@iki.fi>
Date: Tue, 01 Nov 2005 19:29:06 +0200
To: www-validator@w3.org
Message-Id: <1130866146.27371.37.camel@localhost.localdomain>

On Tue, 2005-11-01 at 11:22 +0100, Sierk Bornemann wrote:

> I have assembled SuSE RPMs for the W3C Markup Validator. My current 
> version is 0.7.0, the current stable 0.7.1 will follow in a few days.
> Building on Ville Skyttä's RPM Spec file, I adopted it for SuSE Linux 
> and made some different changes, mainly having local use in mind.

Cool.  In case some of your changes would be beneficial to the specfile
shipped with the validator, don't hesitate to send them my way.

I took a brief look into your specfile, and noticed that you're allowing
checking documents on private IP's by default.  Probably you did that on
purpose and for a reason, but the default of _not_ allowing that is also
on purpose in the validator dist tarballs... ;)

> (since weeks, I try to convince Peter Poeml, one of SuSEs main package 
> maintainers, to find it useful having also official packages of the 
> w3c-validator in their portfolio

One thing you may want to check: I don't know if SuSE has SELinux, but
if it does, it's very likely that their targeted policy files need
adaptation so that the validator will work.  This is why the Fedora
Extras packages aren't currently available, we're working on it...

> I would appreciate, if in short term there can also be a notice with 
> URL on http://validator.w3.org/source/ , pointing to the existance of 
> RPMs also for Novell/SuSE Linux

Sure, just let us know when you're ready and what's their preferred
download location.
Received on Tuesday, 1 November 2005 17:29:11 UTC

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