packages in EPEL that are retired in Fedora

Stephen Gallagher sgallagh at redhat.com
Tue Apr 8 11:51:26 UTC 2014


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On 04/08/2014 05:36 AM, Jens Petersen wrote:
> I own some packages in EPEL what have been retired for a while from
> Fedora, but I want to re-introduce to Fedora. I have a question
> about this:
> 
> Do retired Fedora packages which are still active/exist in EPEL 
> require a re-review to be unretired in Fedora?
> 
> Until now I assumed the answer was yes, but I thought I better
> check to be sure to avoid wasted review effort.
> 

The retirement process mandates that if a package has been retired
from Fedora, it needs a re-review before it can be included again. It
has an exception to bypass this if it's still supported in another
branch, but my interpretation would be that this means another
*Fedora* branch and that EPEL wouldn't qualify.

So I'd say you should go through the review (and as a side-effect, a
reviewer may discover things you can use to clean up the EPEL package
as well)

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