On Mon, Nov 16, 2020 at 8:27 AM František Zatloukal <fzatlouk(a)redhat.com>
The "correct" way to do this is to use orphaning procedure.
anybody interested will have enough time to take over the to-be removed
"When Fedora maintainers do not want or are not able to maintain a package
any longer, they can orphan or retire
package. When they think that the package is still useful for Fedora, they
should orphan it. Then other maintainers that are interested in maintaining
it, can take ownership of this package. In case the package is no longer
useful for Fedora, e.g. because it was renamed, upstream does not exist
anymore, then it should be retired."
As I said, I think it makes sense to go for orphaning in case of
mongoquery, and retiring for taskotron packages. But as you note:
Also, all packages that are orphaned for 6+ weeks get retired. This will
happen before F34, so there is no harm in doing this through orphans.
Yes, it should be the same anyway, if we do it right now. I just know that
sometimes the retirement process does not happen automatically and the
packages linger, and that's why I suggested retiring the upstream-dead
packages right away. I see no benefit in a two-step process, only potential
issues. But I don't care, really.
Anyway, what do you think about the actual proposal, and not the
Tim, Josef, do you have anything to say here?