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

Peter Robinson pbrobinson at gmail.com
Mon Mar 5 13:35:07 UTC 2012

Hi Rich,

On Mon, Mar 5, 2012 at 1:03 PM, Richard W.M. Jones <rjones at redhat.com> wrote:
> 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:
> 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.

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