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[fedora.us] unmaintained packages



Dark clowds at the sky...

We're facing the problem of unmaintained packages. E.g. Snort which
was last built for Red Hat Linux 9 on 23-Apr-2003 and since then has
neither been updated nor rebuilt for Fedora Core.

Or cfengine [1], which has binary builds of a security update waiting
in the "pending" repository [2] since 2004-08-16, but nobody
(including the package developer) doing the verification/approval step
to get this published.

Anybody interested in taking over these packages?

I have the feeling that there may be more packages in such a state.
If you know some, I'd like to know. Or file a bug report, please.

There's no requirement for packages to be the bleeding edge very
latest upstream versions. But unmaintained/desolate packages, which
are not available after a distribution upgrade, should be dealt with
in some way.

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[1] https://bugzilla.fedora.us/show_bug.cgi?id=1980
[2] http://download.fedora.us/pending/
Fedora Core release 2.92 (FC3 Test 3) - Linux 2.6.8-1.541
loadavg: 1.73 1.77 1.67

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