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Re: source file audit - 2008-02-14 - Login required

On Fri, 15 Feb 2008 09:19:49 -0700
orion cora nwra com (Orion Poplawski) wrote:

> Kevin Fenzi wrote:
> > Here's attached another run of my sources/patches url checker. 
> > 
> > - There are 685 lines in this run, 561 lines in the previous run,
> > 620 lines in the one before that, and 700 in the one before that, so
> > things seem to be going up and down. ;( 
> > 
> > - Should I keep running this? Do folks find it useful? 
> Yes.
> > - Should I try and spam maintainers? Or just keep posting in the
> > list?
> List.

Yeah, thats my inclination, but the problem is that the count doesn't
seem to be going down much. Ie, many of the maintainers with packages
affected seem to be not seeing it here. 

Perhaps the next step is private emails to maintainers. 
> > orion:BADURL:ncarg_src-4.4.2.tar.gz:ncarg
> I could use some help here.  Upstream has moved to a system where you 
> must register before being able to download the source.  See 
> http://www.ncl.ucar.edu/Download/ for more information.  Also, they
> have merged the ncar graphics package with NCL.  The ncl package
> review is here: https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=381241
> Patrice who was doing the review does not want to approve a package 
> where you have to register to download the source.  I'm not sure I
> blame him.  I'm not sure that there is a policy on this though.  If
> we're not going to allow it though, I need to retire the ncarg
> package from Fedora.

Perhaps we should take this to the packaging Committee?


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