Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 498746
Non-responsive package maintainer + dead package?
Last modified: 2009-09-12 03:53:02 EDT
Opening this ticket in accordance with
and at the same time trying to find a decision on whether to mark cpan2rpm dead in favour of cpanspec?
Bug 280991 (cpan2rpm misses dependency on ExtUtils::MakeMaker) was filed on 2007-09-06 for Fedora 7 and is still unfixed. No comment from package owner Gavin Henry.
Bug 462832 (cpan2rpm doesn't work with latest Pod::Text) was filed on 2008-09-19 for Fedora 9, is related, and is still unfixed. No comment from package owner Gavin Henry.
Package doesn't have any official Fedora co-maintainers listed.
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Upstream has not done a release since June 2005 and has not answered to the upstream PR for bug 462823 that was filed in May 2007.
In both bz tickets it has been suggested (and also to me privately) to use cpanspec instead.
cpan2rpm is also on FESCo's list of packages to be orphaned:
This package has been retired. Thanks!
I am the package maintainer. I've just joined the Fedora maintainer's system and have yet to figure out how to bring the package out of retirement. help appreciated, please e-mail me (email@example.com)
I suppose you need to find old review of this package and ask for branches with comment that package is live again. In case old review doesn't exist, you'll create new one according to guidelines: https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Packaging/Guidelines and you asked for review.
> I am the package maintainer.
The term "package maintainer" refers to the Fedora RPM package maintainer.
oh, well then I should state: "I wish to be the package maintainer". actually, cpan2rpm is distributed in RPM form, so all I need to do is figure out how to contribute it to Fedora for inclusion.
That should be easy. All it would take is a little commitment to actually maintaining the RPM package in the Fedora package collection in adherance with Fedora Packaging guidelines:
In the case of cpan2rpm I also recommend you present an updated/fixed src.rpm with a Package Review request.