Xavier Lamien wrote:
> 2008/5/22 Xavier Bachelot <xavier(a)bachelot.org <mailto:
> Remi Collet wrote:
> I maintain ocsinventory-agent for Fedora/EPEL.
> This package requires perl-Net-IP which is not available on RHEL-4
> (was in "extras" until FC4 and in "core" from FC5)
> Would it be possible you push it to EPEL for RHEL 4 ?
> Test "build and use" seems ok for me.
> You may want to file a bug, you'll have more chance it doesn't get
> lost in the noise than a mail and it will be easier to track for the
> perl-Net-IP owner.
> Review request is : https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=226271
> Include it in the bug, it'll save the owner a bugzilla search to
> file the branch request.
> Hmm, no really need to file a new bug for that.
> Currently there is no maintainer/branches against epel repository.
> If you're interesting to co-/maintain this package just request a CVS
> Change request into
> a new comment or ask for (in hope someone could be interested, maybe me
> That's not how I interpret what's in the wiki.
You cannot just 'hijack' a package, especially if the Fedora maintainer
participate in EPEL, you have to ask first.
In this very case, I suggested Remi to file a bug because the maintainer
for this package wasn't very responsive to a build I requested for another
package both by mail and then via bugzilla. The bug is less likely to get
lost than the mail. Obviously, there's no offense intended here, I fully
understand the maintainer is probably busy with other things, especially
given he works for RedHat and probably have higher priorities. Also, as a
side note, this package is included in RHEL5 proper, so it might make sense
for the maintainer to be the same for EPEL4 and RHEL5.
Generally speaking, I went thru the process of requesting packages for EPEL
several times now, and I find it hard to track by mail when the maintainer
is not quick at responding. imho, a bug is easier to track both for the
requestor and the maintainer. ymmv.
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