I've been trying to follow a suggestion to add a package to the Fedora
package wishlist. I've created an FAS account and signed the CLA but
when I attempt to log into fedoraproject.org
I receive an error saying
that I need to belong to an additional group.
My intent was only to add my desired package to the wishlist so I'm not
really sure which group would be suitable for me to join, none in the
group list seem like obvious choices.
Any suggestions as to which group I should join or if there's another
way to add a package to the wishlist without joining a group?
Any help appreciated,
On Sun, Jul 23, 2017, at 21:07, Ankur Sinha wrote:
> (Fedora join ML CCed)
> On Wed, 2017-07-19 at 23:09 +1000, Sam Fowler wrote:
> > Hi,
> Hi Sam,
> Welcome to Fedora!
> > I am interested in getting the python package, PyKCS11, added into
> > the
> > Fedora repos (specifically a python3 version).
> > https://github.com/LudovicRousseau/PyKCS11
> > I have read the guide on becoming a fedora package maintainer but am
> > I
> > unsure if I am suited to the role. I was wondering if there's
> > precedent
> > for asking existing fedora package maintainers to become maintainers
> > for
> > new packages.
> There's a wishlist here where one can add interesting packages, and if
> a maintainer is interested, they'd pick it up:
> In general, though, people maintain packages that they use themselves.
> That way, they have a vested interest in keeping their packages up to
> date, and functional in general.
> > The package in question, PyKCS11, has equivalent packages already
> > available via pip and in Ubuntu and Debian. I was hoping that given
> > the
> > relative maturity of the upstream package, it would be a straight
> > forward process to get the package added into fedora.
> Yea - python software is usually relatively simpler to package up.
> > The reason for my hesitation in becoming a fedora package maintainer
> > is
> > that I am a junior developer with no history of open source
> > contribution
> > (yet!).
> Haha - well here's the opportunity ;)
> > I am not affiliated with the upstream maintainer, Ludovic
> > Rousseau, but I have contacted him to see if he would be able to add
> > the
> > package into Fedora. He declined but said that he did not have a
> > problem
> > with someone else doing it.
> Yea - it's hard for upstreams to maintain the source code and also keep
> packages in various downstream distributions up to date. This is where
> package maintainers come in:
> > I am happy to support the initial process of submitting this new
> > package. It is relatively trivial to build and install rpms from the
> > github repo (python setup.py bdist_rpm), and I have been testing the
> > use
> > of these rpms myself for sometime now.
> > Any advice at all would be helpful.
> As you've read on the wiki I'm sure, the initial packaging and review
> is only one part of the maintenance process. It's keeping the software
> up to date, fixing bugs or reporting them upstream, and making sure the
> software is functional in general that's the real task - i.e., the long
> term maintenance.
> I would suggest just going ahead and submitting the package for review
> yourself. This is another helpful wiki page that you must've come
> Ankur Sinha "FranciscoD"
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