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Re: RFC: drop old autofoo spackages



Rex Dieter wrote:
Karsten Hopp wrote:

We're currently shipping several quite old automake/autoconf packages just to keep a few other old packages building. I'd like to drop the following packages:

autoconf213   (8 years since the last upstream maintenance)
automake14    (5 years since the last upstream maintenance)
automake15    (6 years since the last upstream maintenance)
automake16    (5 years since the last upstream maintenance)

By drop, you mean orphan? (:

Perhaps someone more interested in the legacy aspects could take over maintainership of these.

Some of these *really* are needed by some of the quasi-legacy apps/libraries Fedora (Extras) still contains.

Like the Gnome-1 stack for instance. I intend to tweak imlib (which I've recently un-orphaned) to take a patch rather than use autotools during the RPM build, but I'll be wanting to use the same version of the autotools as upstream used originally to make/maintain the patch and keep it to a sensible size. So although the actual package build will no longer need the old autotools, I as a maintainer will still need them.

Paul.


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