Orphaned Packages in rawhide (2015-07-07)

Peter Robinson pbrobinson at gmail.com
Tue Jul 7 15:46:04 UTC 2015

On Tue, Jul 7, 2015 at 4:38 PM, Richard W.M. Jones <rjones at redhat.com> wrote:
> On Tue, Jul 07, 2015 at 09:21:29AM -0500, Michael Catanzaro wrote:
>> On Tue, 2015-07-07 at 13:04 +0100, Richard W.M. Jones wrote:
>> > Looks as if there's a lot of fall out from this.
>> >
>> > rpm -qi says "GNOME library for CUPS integration", which sounds
>> > important.
>> >
>> > Does anyone know if this library has been replaced by something else,
>> > or if it just needs someone to step up and own the package in Fedora?
>> It's not important; it was last released in 2008, so it's obsolete for
>> a very long time. Looking through the list of affected packages, I
>> don't see anything that I'm concerned about losing for Fedora
>> Workstation (all the GNOME packages listed there are also obsolete).
>> Except the OCaml stack clearly has a problem. Feel free to pick it up
>> if that's easier than figuring out what's wrong.
> There's no deliberate dependency.  Maybe ocaml-lablgtk has a binding
> for it, but we'd just drop that if the library is obsolete.

When I looked through dependencies the only actual app I could find
that was still building against a binding in the dep chain was xwords.
Everything else is various bindings (python/ruby) so unless anyone
particularly cares about printing from xwords I think we should just
retire it all.


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