F-16 Branched report: 20110920 changes

Ralf Corsepius rc040203 at freenet.de
Thu Sep 22 11:50:25 UTC 2011

On 09/22/2011 01:11 PM, Kalev Lember wrote:
> On 09/22/2011 12:52 PM, Ralf Corsepius wrote:
>> On 09/22/2011 11:31 AM, Kalev Lember wrote:
>>> Depends on how you want to resolve this. If you are going for
>>> resurrecting the packages, then fix them up to build again and submit
>>> new package review requests.
>> I have a version of libglfw which is buildable for f16, but ... I cann't
>> commit it, because there is no f16 branch in git ;)
> [...]
>> My proposal would be someone with appropriate privileges to add the
>> missing libglfw/f16 branch. (Modulo the freeze) this would allow to
>> resolve the broken deps issue for f16.
> I am afraid to add it back in f16, it needs a re-review of the package. See:
> https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Orphaned_package_that_need_new_maintainers#Claiming_Ownership_of_a_Deprecated_Package
> After review, you can can request the f16 git branch as usual as per
> http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Package_SCM_admin_requests
Please understand that nobody forces me to do this.

I can easily resort to leaning back and leave resolving issues like 
these to those people who can't avoid to resolving these issues 
(Probably rel-eng).

>> Still, another question remains: How could dead packages make it into
>> rawhide?
> rawhide normally inherits packages from older Fedora releases. When a
> package is retired, this is no longer desired and the package should be
> blocked in koji to stop the inheritance and to prevent any new
> (accidental) builds.
> Blocking the package in koji doesn't happen automatically after retiring
> the package in pkgdb. It's something that a koji admin has to do
> manually. That's why there are instructions for filing a ticket with the
> rel-eng trac at
> http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/PackageMaintainers/PackageEndOfLife
OK, apparently this process doesn't work. Probably it's too bureaucratic.

> Apparently the person retiring the package didn't finish the Package End
> of Life procedure and didn't have the package blocked in koji, so it's
> still getting pulled in to F16 and rawhide composes.

OK - Somebody from rel-eng will have to walk these packages through this.


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