Bug 979180 - bibexport duplicates texlive-bibexport
bibexport duplicates texlive-bibexport
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: bibexport (Show other bugs)
All Linux
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Assigned To: Orphan Owner
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Depends On: 979448
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Reported: 2013-06-27 16:38 EDT by Orion Poplawski
Modified: 2015-10-05 03:09 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2015-10-02 07:35:50 EDT
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Description Orion Poplawski 2013-06-27 16:38:00 EDT
Description of problem:

This appears to simply be an older version of the bibexport shipped in texlive-bibexport.  This package probably should be retired.

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Comment 1 Michael J Gruber 2013-06-28 08:58:11 EDT
(In reply to Orion Poplawski from comment #0)
> Description of problem:
> This appears to simply be an older version of the bibexport shipped in
> texlive-bibexport.  This package probably should be retired.

While that is certainly true, texlive didn't always ship bibexport if I remember correctly.

The proper course of action would be:

A) texlive-bibtex(-bin) provides compatibility link as /usr/bin/bibexport.sh (the former location of bibexport)

B) texlive-bibtex(-bin) provides "obsoletes" in spec (i.e. states that it obsoletes bibexport)

C) bibexport gets retired.

A,B can be done in one step, of course, and wpould need a new bug on which this one depends.

So, this should really be a bug report against the newer texlive-bibexport which duplicates the older bibexport, unless we decide to skip the usual A,B completely and jump right ahead to C.

Orion, have you cc'ed texlive-export people on this?
Comment 2 Fedora End Of Life 2013-09-16 10:17:14 EDT
This bug appears to have been reported against 'rawhide' during the Fedora 20 development cycle.
Changing version to '20'.

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Comment 5 Fedora Admin XMLRPC Client 2015-10-02 07:33:46 EDT
This package has changed ownership in the Fedora Package Database.  Reassigning to the new owner of this component.
Comment 6 Michael J Gruber 2015-10-02 07:35:50 EDT
Retired on rawhide and F23
Comment 7 Michael J Gruber 2015-10-05 03:09:13 EDT
Actually, the texlive-bibexport fix got pushed to F22. Changing to "fixed in current release".

Nonetheless, as per the Fedora guidelines, the package bibexport is not retired in the current release branch (but in branched and rawhide).

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