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Re: Summary - Broken dependencies in Fedora 7 + Test Updates - 2007-10-16

Peter Gordon wrote:
On Wed, 2007-10-17 at 01:31 +0200, Denis Leroy wrote:
    extras-orphan AT fedoraproject.org
ktrack - 0.3.0-15.rc1.fc6.i386 ktrack - 0.3.0-15.rc1.fc6.ppc ktrack - 0.3.0-15.rc1.fc6.x86_64
Caused by my hamlib update, but ktrack is an orphaned package, and I'm not interested in maintaining it. What's the way to go here ?
May I do a one-time rebuild of ktrack for F-7 only ?

As an orphaned package I think it's best to remove it from the repos
entirely. It has no active maintainer in Fedora and according to their
website, upstream seems to have died more than one year ago.

However, if you want to temporarily take ownership of it just to push an
updated build, please be aware that a rebuild against new libraries can
sometimes cause weird and crazy bugs to arise from the updated libs,
depending on API/ABI usage and such, especially if the code depends on
various quirks or tweaks in the library which have since been fixed or

There's a risk yes, but it's easy enough to test I think. If the app seems healthy, I'd go ahead and do a rebuild so that I least we don't break the updates of people who have ktrack already installed. Removing it from the repo wouldn't solve their problem.

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