Packages in need of new maintainers UPDATED LIST

T.C. Hollingsworth tchollingsworth at
Wed Oct 10 01:14:49 UTC 2012

On Tue, Oct 9, 2012 at 1:00 AM, Matthias Runge <mrunge at> wrote:
> On 10/09/2012 09:55 AM, Tom Hughes wrote:
>>> Do you think you would be able to make somewhere buildable packages of
>>> nodejs (before you can manage to push it to Fedora proper)? I haven't
>>> managed to build the stack on F18 (
>>> show_bug.cgi?id=863403).
>> Like he did at you mean?
>> Tom
> No, http-parser fails to build. It is required, as node.js bundles that.

That packaging doesn't unbundle anything that isn't supported by
upstream, so it uses the bundled http-parser.  (Of course, it's quite
a bit out of date as I had zero free time this past summer.)

The http-parser packaging really needs to be converted to use the
upstream GYP build system instead of manually building it, as that has
proper support for building as a shared library.  (It needs to be
taught to use sonames, but that's a trivial patch.)  That should fix
the FTBFS and make it more maintanable going forward.


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