Sigh, I just saw this...

I have been super-busy and missed the mails unfortunately.

On Fri, Nov 30, 2018 at 9:16 PM Miro Hrončok <> wrote:
The following packages are orphaned and will be retired when they
are orphaned for six weeks, unless someone adopts them. If you know for
sure that the package should be retired, please do so now with a proper

I don't fully understand the process - if an "orphaned" package has a comaintainer, are we sure it is really orphaned?
Orphaned packages:
ghc-fgl orphan, petersen 59 weeks ago

I recently unretired this package last year. :-(

ghc-hgettext orphan, pwithnall 46 weeks ago
ghc-pcap orphan, pwithnall 46 weeks ago
ghc-setlocale orphan, pwithnall 46 weeks ago

These are all BRs of bustle.

I wouldn't have considered the above packages orphaned and did not wish them to be retired.

Also note in F30 Rawhide and current f29-updates, Haskell executable packages are now statically linked to Haskell libraries (for better portability).
(This also means less deps breakage but also makes deps harder to detect directly like this.)

Does the orphan script take BuildRequires into account? Presumably

Sorry to moan but to me 6 weeks is really a short time.
If things are not broken, do we really need to make more work for ourselves and break them?

Thanks, Jens