and legacy software Re: pyorbit

Vít Ondruch vondruch at
Wed Jul 29 07:47:01 UTC 2015

Dne 28.7.2015 v 22:27 Sérgio Basto napsal(a):
> On Ter, 2015-07-28 at 16:48 +0200, Michael Schwendt wrote:
>>>> last user has been retired, package EOL
>>> Error: nothing provides pyorbit(x86-64) >= 2.0.1 needed by gnome-python2-bonobo-2.28.1-16.fc23.x86_64
>>> What's the full story here? Where has this been discussed/announced?
>> I'm no longer interested in a response to this inquiry as I've dropped
>> ownership of SoundConverter (which depends on gnome-python2-bonobo and some
>> other gnome-python2-* packages).
> As I have thought for some time,  I think we should have a team to keep
> packages and make migrations like gtk2 to gkt3, libgnome2, pyorbit,
> gnome-python2, pyhton2 to python3 , qt3 etc etc
> A team that take care of legacy software, preferably that update it,  I
> got some in my own gdesklets , rawstudio, gmameui ,  flumontion ,
> gtetrinet ... 
> In the other day, thread "Investigation of the F23 mass rebuild" "that
> nearly 4% of our binary packages haven't rebuilt in F23, is quite
> worrisome" , but my question is, should we need rebuild all that is
> legacy software ? We have do something or helping project migrate
> software or make a group of legacy software, that could be not part of
> base of Fedora and mass rebuilds , the mummified software .
> Looking for dependencies of pyorbit :
> repoquery --repoid=rawhide --whatrequires pyorbit\*
> gnome-python2-bonobo
> repoquery --repoid=rawhide --whatrequires gnome-python2\*| wc -l 
> 76
> Looks to me, gnome-python2 is deprecated and all software that depends
> on should be migrated . 
> Other example /usr/share/gnome/help , things for gnome-doc-utils,  this
> is documentation for Gnome2 ?  this isn't used anymore ? isn't ? .
> Anyway, we should look for this classes of software and decide what
> todo , instead leaving them without a plan .

To have a team is nice idea, but I am a bit skeptic you will find enough
volunteers. Anyway, since the cleanup of non-maintained packages, FTBFS
packages or packages with broken dependencies is more aggressive then it
used to be, this looks to be the plan to me ...


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