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

Bruno Wolff III bruno at wolff.to
Mon Mar 5 13:17:21 UTC 2012

On Mon, Mar 05, 2012 at 13:03:09 +0000,
  "Richard W.M. Jones" <rjones at redhat.com> wrote:
> 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 ...)

There has been an update since the package was removed. I don't see
a lot happening now, but at some time between when it was dropped and
now there was activity. (It went from 3.0.2 to 4.0.1.)

> See my previous posting on this subject:
> https://lists.fedoraproject.org/pipermail/devel/2009-October/039597.html
> 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.

It seems to work, so even without an active upstream I don't see a need
to drop it.

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