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Re: rpmreaper



2008/6/4 Jeff Spaleta <jspaleta gmail com>:
> On Tue, Jun 3, 2008 at 1:22 PM, Michael Wiktowy
> <michael wiktowy gmail com> wrote:
>> You could argue about the utility of such a tool and what programming
>> language/libraries it uses (and I would agree with you for what its
>> worth) but is that really relevant to reviewing it for acceptance into
>> Extras?
>> http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Packaging/ReviewGuidelines doesn't say
>> anything about not reinventing the wheel and if it did we wouldn't
>> have a lot of things people feel pretty passionately about (redundant
>> desktop environments, search tools, editors ... you name the flamewar)
>> and Fedora would be a pretty stagnant distro.
>
> We have yet to come to a point where we make a requirement on value.
>
> I would however state that I would very much like to see this tool
> have its own upstream project space hosted somewhere, with a clear
> upstream source release, that could be used beyond Fedora.  I don't
> need to see Suse packages..but if this is meant to be a generally
> useful tool for rpm distributions..it should be handled that way as an
> upstream project.  If this is meant to be Fedora specific, well then I
> think we might have a stronger case to be made that Fedora specific
> tools should integrate well with the existing direction.
>
> Having a package hosted out of fedora people is probably not a good
> idea.  In fact its probably something we should forbid.    There's a
> big difference between setting up a project at fedora hosted and
> throwing up a tarball on your fedora people space.

*hint* *hint*

rpm -qi mkinitrd

*hint* *hint*

you might notice the missing url line :)


kind regards,
Rudolf Kastl
>
> -jef
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