The Fedora Docs project is using Antora (https://antora.org/), which is written in Node.
The Fedora Packaging Committee is interested in using our centralized docs system, but understandably feels a bit hypocritical using a tool which isn't even packaged. Okay, fair enough.
Is there anyone here interested in helping (*cough* by which I mean "doing") get this into RPM form?
The the Node.js guidelines say about Source0 :
"The canonical method for shipping most node modules is tarballs from
the npm registry"
"This method [PP: tarbals from npm] should be preferred to using
checkouts from git or automatically generated tarballs from GitHub."
But I think that in following cases it would be better to use sources
from the upstream project:
1) When the license is not included in NPM but is in upstream project.
o Because we are not supposed to ship the license separate from the
2) When the tests are not included.
o In this case we need to download the sources from NPM and from
upstream project, which seems redundant and a waste of work.
3) When NPM content is generated and source files are not in NPM.
o This would mean to download sources from NPM and upstream project,
delete the NPM sources in prep and generate the files again.
Are there good reason to enforce the use of NPM sources which I am
missing? What is your opinion?
I would like to suggest to ad those three exceptions to the guidelines.
looking at https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Packaging:Node.js,
packaging Node.js modules as RPMs seems to be rather tedious
while requiring attention to detail.
Is there some equivalent to cpanspec/gofed/etc. that can be
fed a Node.js module and that generates a corresponding RPM