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Re: Retiring Opyum



Debarshi Ray <debarshi.ray <at> gmail.com> writes:
> Therefore I would like to retire the package from Fedora 9 and
> Rawhide.

Well, the package can't be removed from the Fedora 9 Everything repository, 
that repository isn't allowed to change (because changing it would cause 
mirroring chaos).

It can be blocked from Rawhide though, ask rel-eng for that.

> Jeremy Katz had been nice enough to notify me during the Fedora 9
> cycle about his plans of retiring Pirut. However none of the
> subsequent rawhide reports till date mentions opyum's missing
> dependency on pirut. This had led me to believe that for some reason
> Fedora 9 had still retained Pirut, until I got this:
> https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=448324 Since the rawhide
> reports are usually accurate, I fear I might have dropped the ball
> somewhere and made a fool of myself.

The problem there is that gnome-packagekit has:
Provides:  pirut = 1.3.30-3
without actually providing the Python modules pirut used to provide. So there's 
no broken dependency, Opyum just fails at runtime (and is thus completely 
useless), but the dependency checkers won't catch it.

        Kevin Kofler


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