potentially unmaintained packages

Michael Schwendt mschwendt at gmail.com
Wed Apr 14 07:19:44 UTC 2010

On Tue, 13 Apr 2010 17:03:55 -0400 (EDT), Seth wrote:

> Hi,
>   I worked on a script back in January which produced a list of packages 
> that needed to be looked at. The reason was that the pkg had not been 
> built by koji into dist-rawhide by a non-automated process in more than 6 
> months.

Why would it need to be rebuilt manually?
> This list is NOT to shame or embarass anyone. It is only to say:
> "Hey, this pkg hasn't been built, even in rawhide, in a while, maybe you 
> should 1. check that out and 2. if the pkg is dead or unmaintained 
> consider retiring it."

It's stable, works, and is still being used by dependencies. Would I
rebuild just for fun (and possibly introduce bugs related to temporary
issues with compilation, RPM, or other build deps)?

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