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Re: Draft guidelines for approving provenpackager

Alex Lancaster wrote:
> Related to this, it seems that there are still maintainers who appear
> to want to lock up their packages even from "provenpackager".  As a
> concrete example, user "rezso" (I've requested him to re-open them in
> private e-mail to no avail) locked down several of his packages such
> as:
> http://admin.fedoraproject.org/pkgdb/packages/name/mapserver
> http://admin.fedoraproject.org/pkgdb/packages/name/mapnik
> http://admin.fedoraproject.org/pkgdb/packages/name/gdal
> These are packages that regularly needs to be rebuilt when sonames are
> bumped and frequently lies dormant in a "broken deps" state for weeks
> at a time and would benefit being available to provenpackagers to
> rebuild.  (It's currently broken right now because of the MySQL soname
> bump and there's no good reason why it shouldn't be available for
> provenpackager to fix it).


There's an open ticket at FESCo to look into abuse of provenpackager
lockout, I really hope they'll look into this soon.

        Kevin Kofler

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