Unresponsive maintainer: Steven Pritchard (steve)

Jon jdisnard at gmail.com
Thu Jan 30 23:56:55 UTC 2014

On Thu, Jan 30, 2014 at 6:00 AM, Juan Orti Alcaine
<j.orti.alcaine at gmail.com> wrote:
> I'm trying to get the bug #695589 from the package amavisd-new fixed.
> I got an email from Steven in 2013-11-04 saying he was very busy and
> didn't have his FAS login at hand, but I haven't got any news since
> that.
> The bug dates from 2011-04-12, and several attempts have been made to
> contact Steven:
> - 2012-03-14: https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=695589#c11
> - 2012-04-03: https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=695589#c12
> - 2013-09-12: https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=695589#c19
> I emailed the co-maintainer "kanarip", but didn't get any reply.
> I wish to take over that package, or at least, have commit rights to
> fix this issue.
> Thank you.

This looks to be step 4 or 5 of the policy [1]:

4. After 2 failed attempts (2 weeks of no response from the
maintainer), the reporter posts to the Fedora devel list with a link
to the bug report and asks if anyone knows how to contact the

5. After other 7 days (now 3 weeks total), the reporter posts a formal
request to the Fedora devel list with the bug link, indicating all
reasonable efforts to contact the maintainer have failed and that they
wish to take over the package.

In your case it's been years now waiting.... can you wait one more
week to complete step five?

NOTE: I'm not in FESCo, just my two cents...

[1] http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Policy_for_nonresponsive_package_maintainers#Outline


-Jon Disnard
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