Clarification about taking orphaned packages asked

Jon Ciesla limb at
Thu May 13 18:25:24 UTC 2010

On 05/13/2010 01:23 PM, Julian Aloofi wrote:
> I have just taken ownership of the recently orphaned package
> 'diveintopython' in pkgdb as announced on this thread [1].
> Now, while going through [2] I have a question about the instructions
> given there.
> "If a package was last updated more than three months ago (running cvs
> log -r HEAD *.spec can show you this information), you will need to
> submit a review request and have the package approved by a reviewer as
> if it were new to Fedora. See the package review process for more
> information. There are a couple of small changes though, be sure to
> submit a 'update' request to 'cvs', and before you will be able to run
> the final 'make build' commands you will need to file a ticket w/
> release engineering to unblock your package
> "
> The package has not received updates for over three months now (but has
> been rebuilt and included in Fedora 13 etc.) and therefore I'll have to
> submit a new review request as far as I understood.
> What I don't get now is the part about the 'update' request to 'cvs'.
> What exactly does that mean? Should I check the package out from CVS and
> do a 'cvs update', or should I file an "Update request" (as opposed to
> "Review request") in bugzilla against cvs, or something completely
> different?
> Sorry if it sounds obvious, but I don't know what that's trying to tell
> me.
> Regards,
> Julian
> [1]
> [2]
I wouldn't think it would need a review, as it was *just* orphaned, and 
is a primarily informational package.


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