How do I find the maintainers of a package ?

Adam Williamson awilliam at
Tue Oct 23 21:50:46 UTC 2012

On Tue, 2012-10-23 at 19:39 +0100, Alain Williams wrote:
> Hi,
> when maintaining/configuring my systems I occasionally make changes that I think
> would be generally useful. What is the easiest way of bringing an idea to the
> attention of a package maintainer .... if he likes the idea I would then collect
> up & push what I have done, etc.
> I have looked at the URL below, but it does not give what I want:
> The package that I am looking at today is dhcp. If you have more than one
> interface and need different parameters on each interface the current setup does
> not work - mine does and cleanly drops back to the current config.

In addition to all the other answers covering the right way to do
things, a couple of other options...

If you really want to *know who the maintainer is* - not just contact
'the maintainer' and wait for them to get back - you can check it at . tells you the owner
is jpopelka.

That's the 'right way'. Or you can do the AdamW Patented Dumb Fast Way:

rpm -q --changelog dhcp-client | less

and see who makes the most commits to the package, then mail that
person. Even if they're not technically the package owner...they're
probably the person you want.
Adam Williamson
Fedora QA Community Monkey
IRC: adamw | Twitter: AdamW_Fedora | adamwfedora

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