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Re: What is public/private fork? - Criteria packaging in fedora



On 12/11/2009 02:07 PM, Huzaifa Sidhpurwala wrote:
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> Hi,
> 
> I have forked libtar as libtar-ng, because the upstream does not have
> time to maintain it anymore.
> 
> Here is the bz:
> https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=546169
> 
> Now the question is what is a private fork?
> Am i wrong in forking it and packaging in fedora?
> 
> Any replies/suggestions are appreciated, Thanks.

You might want to get in touch with other distributions via

http://lists.freedesktop.org/mailman/listinfo/distributions

See, if they have distribution specific patches you can merge. Directly
contact the maintainer of libtar in other mainstream distributions as well.

Rahul


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