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Re: Orphaning packages



On Sat, 2009-08-22 at 23:36 +0400, Pavel Alexeev (aka Pahan-Hubbitus)
wrote:
> 22.08.2009 03:03, Kevin Kofler wrote:
> > Aurelien Bompard wrote:
> >> - gwenview -- Simple image viewer for KDE
> >
> > This one is obsolete, gwenview is part of kdegraphics these days.
> >
> >          Kevin Kofler
> 
> But  may be separate package is more "right" solution?? Also not problem 
> have both packages in Fedora or I mistaken?
> 
That's a matter of aesthetics, and there's no real right answer: Debian,
Ubuntu and Mandriva tend to split packages into multiple subs; Fedora
tend to keep as close as a one-to-one correspondence between source RPM
and binary RPM (save splitting off -devel, -doc, and if a package
contains libraries that are usable elsewhere, -libs). openSUSE is
in-between.

The point, though, is that a package maintainer is in charge of the
entire source package (SRPM). So you can't just take over gwenview
without taking over kdegraphics.

Now, if there are any actively-maintained branches (perhaps EPEL 4 or
EPEL 5) that still has a standalone gwenview, and you feel like
maintaining it for that branch, that's a different question.

Regards,

-- 
Michel Salim <Michael Silvanus gmail com>

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