[ACTION NO LONGER REQUIRED] Retired packages for F-17

Richard W.M. Jones rjones at redhat.com
Mon Mar 5 13:03:09 UTC 2012

On Sun, Mar 04, 2012 at 05:26:02PM -0600, Bruno Wolff III wrote:
> On Sun, Mar 04, 2012 at 17:46:45 +0000,
>   Peter Robinson <pbrobinson at gmail.com> wrote:
> > freetennis-0.4.8-18.fc12
> Note that freetennis is waiting on a review of ocaml-calimages. I have tested
> rebuilding freetennis against my local copy of ocaml-calimages and it
> worked.
> I have traded some package maintenance tasks with Hans for getting a review
> of ocaml-calimages and it will probably be done in a couple of weeks.

ocaml-camlimages?  I've kicked this package out of Fedora because
camlimages has a dead upstream *and* a lengthy history of security
bugs.  It contains old C code pasted from various places, and really
shouldn't be used.  The right way to do this is to use OCaml bindings
for libpng, libungif etc.  (Debian even did some of this work, but
didn't contribute anything back upstream ...)

See my previous posting on this subject:

Freetennis has a long, long dead upstream (like 5+ years), and I was
fairly certain that I had made it 'dead.package' in the past too, but
checking it now, I didn't.  I suggest killing it too.


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