perl-Mail-:SPF should obsolete perl-Mail-SPF-Query

Warren Togami warren at
Tue Sep 22 14:55:18 UTC 2009

On 09/22/2009 05:06 AM, Paul Howarth wrote:
> I'm not objecting to perl-Mail-SPF-Query being blocked from Rawhide and
> marked as a dead package, given its maintainer's consent. I am, however,
> curious as to just why you've singled out this particular package out of
> the myriad of legacy code that's in the distribution and doing no harm.
> Or is there some big issue with it that I'm not aware of?
> I'm also not sure about the merits of having perl-Mail-SPF obsolete
> perl-Mail-SPF-Query. Why do we need to remove something from users'
> systems that (a) they may be actually using, and (b) does not in any way
> conflict or cause problems for the upgraded distribution?

At some future date (F-13), perl will upgrade and all modules will need 
to be rebuilt.  I can have it obsolete only the current version-release 
of perl-Mail-SPF-Query, so if somebody makes a newer build later 
(outside of Fedora) it will not be obsoleted.


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