Question about "what to do if mantainer is absent"

Michael Catanzaro mike.catanzaro at
Wed May 15 20:17:42 UTC 2013

On Wed, 2013-05-15 at 12:21 -0600, Pete Zaitcev wrote:
> How do they deal with a conflict? Imagine someone there splitting
> texlive into 2500 subpackages and then 100 angry contributors
> reverting it. What are they going to do in their "open" model then?
> -- Pete
Well the maintainers would just not accept the requests. :)

But probably none would be submitted anyway, since everybody knows that
would be what happens. (But #2, the texlive maintainers would never do
that since the release team would not approve the maintainers' request -
it's a tiered process.  Again, probably not appropriate for Fedora.)

What does happen sometimes is two people make unrelated changes to the
same package, and open build service is not smart enough to handle that
very well. (Not a problem with git.)

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