On 04/03/2012 01:22 PM, Dave Young wrote:
> On 03/31/2012 02:12 AM, Linda Wang wrote:
>> per Fedora team members:
>>> There is a simple process for this already, using the pkgdb tool, with
>>> documentation on the Fedora wiki:
>>> In a nutshell, Dave can apply for full access in the web UI. Americo
>>> can then approve all the access. Once Dave has verified he's got all
>>> access, Americo can release ownerhips and Dave can take it over.
> I have tried this process before, there's some problems:
> 1. pkgdb commit and approveacls checkboxes reject me with poping out
> below error:
> yangrr must be in one of these groups: ('cvsadmin', 'packager',
> 'provenpackager', 'newpackager') to hold the commit acl
> 2. when I apply the group 'packager' in fedora account system, I found I
> can not apply it as:
> Please do not apply to this group. Your sponsor will add you after
> you've completed
> Then checking the wiki page, I found it's mostly about create a new
> package, seems doesn't fit for our case..
> So I'm CCing fedora devel list. Can anybody help on this?
It was rejected, just subscribed the list and retry.
I've been working through the Package Maintainers Join page and one of the things to do is to send an introduction to the Fedora Devel list, so here it is.
Hi! It's been a while since I've done Open Source Distribution work but I've gotten into a serious job since then and have been thinking of ways to work in the Open Source world that would best help the institution I'm working at (see email address). I'd really like to join the ranks of a Fedora Package Maintainer and I've got several packages in mind and an area I'd like to focus on.
Mostly, we at EMSL/PNL support a large scale super computer and a large scientific data archive. All of the work my groups does is Linux based and has been for about 10 years. Consequently the SciTech SIG seems very interesting to me along with any system software development to make large scale clusters work. Just to raddle off the list of packages I'd like to contribute.
1. GA (http://www.emsl.pnl.gov/docs/global)
2. CView (https://github.com/EMSL-MSC/cview)
3. NWChem (http://www.nwchem-sw.org)
4. genders (http://genders.sf.net) (810010)
I work down the hall from some of the development groups supporting the clusters they run the code so resolving user issues and bugs should be done in a timely manner. Also, many of the packages already maintained by SciTech would be really useful to have in EPEL and I would certainly help support and resolve issues for those pieces of software.
For past work you can look for my email address in bugzilla.redhat.com and also google `dmlb2000 source mage' and you should find a whole lot of stuff I did while in college.
- David Brown
with one of the latest updates of corosync, we had to break some
API/ABI. All packages have been rebuilt and they are waiting for updates
to be available.
I also re-built sheepdog
but i don´t have super powers to push the update into F17 and I have
been unable to get in touch with current sheepdog maintainer (in CC).
Can somebody help please? I have no interest in sheepdog myself, but i
also don´t like to leave transitions unfinished.
Did a F17 install yesterday (has happened last couple test installs),
with KDE as my desktop. Fired up evolution for first time, did the
restore as always do. When it finally came up to enter my password for
my imap server, after entering it, a menu came up (KDE DaemonSecret
service?) to enter password. So I did, then another menu comes up and
asks to always allow or just this session. So I answer, then the menus
go away, and my evolution is still sitting there with the password menu
there as well, but the OK button greyed out, like it's thinking but
doesn't do anything.
On F16 as I am now, there is a menu that comes up after doing evolution
for the first time, but soon as I do passwords, it goes away and
evolution goes on as normal.
Anyone run into this already or anything? Hope that made sense LOL.
"Best little town on Earth!"
At this point I'm orphaning the package rekonq, feel free to take it if you
want. Rekonq is a awesome little (webkit based) webrowser with potential to
become the standard "stock" browser in some distro's.
Besides that I'm taking a step back from Fedora and Fedora Development for
multiple reasons. Two (and most important) of them being lack of time and
switching operating systems at work.
Therefor I want to thank all of you for the cooperation and in special the
folks at the KDE list for making me a Fedora enthusiast. :)
Thanks, take care and I hope you all manage to keep Fedora as awesome as it
With kind regards,
I'm interested in getting Plug http://piorekf.org/plug/download/
included in Fedora, this is a package that supports control of the
Fender Mustang range of amplifiers via USB, licensed under GPL3. It
has dependencies on qt4 and libusb and is currently packaged through
OpenSUSE. I've looked at the spec file and there are some minimal
changes required to build on fedora and pass rpmlint. So, what's the
next step? If necessary I can volunteer to maintain it myself (and
would have to volunteer as a maintainer), but would be more than happy
for someone else to take it.
Minor issue that still needs sorted out with .spec file: the source is
hosted at bitbucket, which means that the source package gets
downloaded through a redirection URL by commit id and also contains an
extra subdirectory level, I haven't found a REST request yet that can
get round that.
Thanks for your time,