Unresponsive Package Maintainer - Štěpán Kasal

Nicola Soranzo nsoranzo at tiscali.it
Tue Sep 13 15:08:45 UTC 2011

Alle martedì 6 settembre 2011, Nicola Soranzo ha scritto:
> I'm following the procedure at:
> http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Policy_for_nonresponsive_package_maintainers
> Does anyone know how to contact Štěpán Kasal (user kasal)? He is not
> answering e-mails at his listed address (I've written directly to
> kasal at ucw.cz on 2011/07/27 regarding bug 700405) or the following Bugzilla
> reports:
> https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=700405 (pinged twice)
> https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=716023
> https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=705103 (low security impact)
> https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=661005
> https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=528219
> https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=495750
> And probably many others...
> Please note that Štěpán owns 40 packages
> https://admin.fedoraproject.org/pkgdb/users/packages/kasal?acls=owner
> I'm not a packager and I'm not interested in taking them over, but if some
> of them are not maintained, then they should be orphaned.

Another week has passed without any response or action from Štěpán.

I'd like to add that the last koji build from him was on 2010-07-05:


Also, according to Patrice Dumas, it seems that Štěpán is not willing to 
continue maintaining his packages.

Therefore I'd like to ask FESCo to mass-orphan all packages owned by him. 
Should I open a ticket?

I'm particularly "interested" in package halevt, which is the last package 
depending on deprecated hal, and should be retired as well for Fedora 


I'm not a packager, so I cannot become owner and retire it. Opening a Review 
Request doesn't seem very useful... Patrice, you are co-maintainer of halevt, 
can you help me?


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