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Re: What software is missing in the Fedora repository?



On 05/07/2009 07:12 PM, Tim wrote:
> On Thu, 2009-05-07 at 14:53 +0200, Axel wrote:
>> Homepage : http://www.kill-9.org/mbrowse/ (down at this moment)
> 
> I notice that sort of thing with a lot of packages.  You do a rpm -qi on
> them, and the package's homepage is dead, or links to a wrong page on
> their site.  It doesn't engender much confidence in using some software
> if its website is dead, or hasn't been updated in five years.  One might
> think that the RPM building routine might check meta data about the
> package web address for 404s, or "no such domain" errors, and prompt for
> some human interaction.

There are some checks but for some software, there is no obvious home
page or the project upstream is dead but there are users for it. If
there is a updated homepage, file a bug report.

Rahul


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