Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 186731
Update straw to 0.26
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:11:28 EST
Description of problem:
Update straw to 0.26, currently a very old version at 0.22
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Any chance there could be a non-ancient Straw packaged soon?
Or is the Fedora Extras package of Straw unmaintained?
(In reply to comment #1)
> Any chance there could be a non-ancient Straw packaged soon?
This is why I filed the bug. ;-)
> Or is the Fedora Extras package of Straw unmaintained?
It's not officially orphaned yet (otherwise bugzilla would have assigned it to
the "firstname.lastname@example.org" pseudo Bugzilla account. In theory Colin Charles
is the current maintainer and he should have received this request.
Ping? It's been over a month... Looks like the maintainer is not responding.
Perhaps it should be orphaned.
Ping again. This looks to be orphaned, maintainer is not responding.
I have sent an email to the fedora-extras list requesting that Straw be listed
as an orphaned package. Hopefully, someone will step up to start packaging Straw
again ... I might do it myself if it's not too complicated.
See response in:
Colin says that he will work on an update soon (about a week).
For reference, the "official" way to see if a package should be orphaned is
It demands about three weeks of inactivity until a package can be considered
orphaned. This bug is about four months old and has seen no response. Colin, a
reply to one of Alex's pings would have been helpful.
(In reply to comment #6)
> See response in:
> Colin says that he will work on an update soon (about a week).
Ping. Still no update from Colin? Adding to FE5Target.
Man, I had forgotten about this. Judging from the reply I got on
fedora-extras-list, we should probably try pinging Colin on IRC (channel
#fedora-extras, usename 'byte').
He does have a good reason for not updating: there is the issue of the how Straw
changed its database format. We want people who install the new RPM not to lose
their subscriptions. It will probably require a somewhat big patch to provide an
I want to claim ownership of the orphaned package straw.
If you check https://bugzilla.redhat.com/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=147247#c5 ,
you will find the dependency on mxDateTime.
So, should I simply go for a new release for straw.
Original owner is back :)
(In reply to comment #10)
> Original owner is back :)
Are you sure? He has not posted a single response on this bug and was supposed
to work on an update back in August (see comment #6). Also he better act fast,
because it's about to be pulled from Extras completely:
AFAICT, this package is definitely orphaned since there have been at least 3
weeks of inactivity
As for bug #147247 comment #5, I think an upgrade with the new dependency is the
Since this bug is now assigned to email@example.com, and Straw
does not appear to be in FC6 Extras, does that mean that Straw is now officially
It seems Straw has been marked orphaned as part of the Fedora
Extras 6 preparation deadline.
I'm moving this bug forward to fc5 as fc4 is now EOL. However, unless someone
steps forward who wishes to maintain this package, this bug will not be fixed
before FC5 goes EOL as well.
Straw seems to be well and truly orphaned now. Closing as WONTFIX.