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Re: Package Review Stats for the week ending January 18th, 2009



Behdad Esfahbod wrote:
> I pushed the package in Rawhide.  Against my will, he pushed the package
> in F-9 and F-8 updates-testing.  When it became clear that the package
> eats babies I desperately asked him to retract the updates.  He stopped
> responding and as far as I know he disappeared from Fedora.  I did
> whatever I could to retract those updates.  They escalated from
> updates-testing to updates.  Bug reports poured in.  I filed bugs against
> rel-eng.  Etc, etc.

For the record, and in case it happens again: there's really no good way
to "retract" an update once it hit the stable updates, because people who
already upgraded will be stuck with it. So rel-eng will be rightfully
reluctant to do that. What you have to do in such a case is to push another
update to downgrade the package, with a bumped Epoch (use Epoch: 1 if the
package didn't have an Epoch before).

        Kevin Kofler


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