Just an idea I had and wanted to float it out to the group...
I think it would be nice to get an informational (obviously, not a
blocking type check) to get changes in the requires or provides of a
package. It would be a hassle to check it manually but I hope it would
be fairly easy to automate.
I'm thinking the output would just be a simple log showing added or
removed items and perhaps version/soversion changes.
One instance it might has helped in is BZ#842181, although in this
case only rawhide was affected so as far as I know there's no real
mechanism to "cancel" the update.
I have been working for the better part of a year on moving Fedora off
of libpng's obsolete 1.2.x release series and onto the current 1.5.x
series. We are practically there now, and I had hoped to drop libpng
1.2 from the distribution before the F18 branch. However, I find that
redhat-lsb-desktop still has a dependency on 1.2, and it's not even
because that package contains any PNG-using code; rather, there's a
manually inserted version-specific dependency in the specfile:
This is unlike that specfile's treatment of any other library
it requires. I have been told, at
that the LSB standard requires libpng 1.2, but without any supporting
evidence. I looked at the underlying ISO documents and don't see any
requirement for libpng at all, let alone 1.2 in particular. I am
doubtful that every other Linux distro is maintaining this long-obsolete
libpng version, too.
I would like to know how to proceed here. "You should keep libpng 1.2
around indefinitely, on the basis of no evidence" is not an answer
I intend to accept.
regards, tom lane
There are still about half a dozen packages left that failed the recent
mass rebuild because they contain source-code dependencies on obsolete
versions of libpng and/or libtiff. I've filed patches to fix them,
but don't have permissions to do it myself. If any provenpackagers
have a bit of time to spare, could I pester you to look at these bugs?
regards, tom lane
Good day all,
This weeks Fedora ARM status meeting will take place today (Wednesday Aug 1st) in #fedora-meeting-1 on Freenode.
Times in various time zones (please let us know if these do not work):
Current items on the agenda:
1) F18 - Mass rebuild status
- Defining release criteria for F18
- F18 Alpha Release
2) Primary Architecture push
3) Raspberry Pi Remix Update
4) Your topic here
If you have any other items you would like to discuss that are not mentioned, please feel free to send an email to the list or bring it up at the end of the meeting.