On Fri, Nov 17, 2017 at 5:38 AM, Benjamin Kreuter <ben.kreuter(a)gmail.com>
OK, but why are we packaging these addons at all if that is the
The situation right now is that we have packages that are broken by an
update and a confusing situation for users who try to install those
First of all, not all addons are packaged. What most likely happened was a
maintainer thought it would
be a good idea to put a particular addon in Fedora repo so they went
through the process to get it approved, etc.
AFAIK once a package is there, it's up to the particular maintainer to keep
it up-to-date. If they don't, a proven packager
may or may not step up to the task. There isn't a litmus test on whether
or not a package "is worthy" - and I personally
don't believe that would be appropriate anyway.
To be honest, I wasn't aware until recently that any addons had been
packaged - and of the ones that are,
I don't use any of them.
What you could do is open up a bugzilla for the addons which are causing an
issue and request that they be updated
or removed. The maintainer should have been aware of the webextension
situation and taken the appropriate actions. It's
not like this was a surprise.