Some time ago, circa May 2015, there was a long thread called "Biting the Bullet"  where some others complained about the lack of pdftk on F21 and later. (This complaint also manifested itself sometime later.)
In response, and with both general and more specific help from those more experienced, I was able to put together an RPM for pdf-stapler as an alternative to pdftk. I submitted to a black hole called Fedora packaging where there was some churn, some more suggestions (a few contradicting the other) which I duly implemented but no one actually able to move the process forward. However, it sits here:
unassigned. It has passed through rpmlint (no errors, only a few nonsensical spelling warnings) and whatever else it was supposed to pass as per packaging guidelines. So also is the case of sylfilter which I packaged separately, and no one has even bothered to comment on:
Now, I understand that quality control is an important part of the Fedora packaging which is what makes it a good product (and I am no great RPM-maker, witness my questions on the subject), and there is a dearth of enough people eligible to assign to, but surely, there must be some better way to handle new proposed packages. For instance, if automated setups clear a package, perhaps it would be better to move it to the top of the list or even clear it for testing and see what happens? Otherwise, there will be frustration and the pool of packagers will not grow. Not to mention that if packages sit like this this for months before being acted upon, then the original packager will have lost context and memory and moved on (certainly it would be frustrating and more onerous on him/her than it would be if it were acted upon sooner). Otherwise, people will move on.
I don't need these packages because I have them for myself. Indeed, I could be more sloppy in creating these rpms (or not even bothering to do so), but the reason for putting this out is benefit to the community which has also benefited me/us. This is especially true for niche packages such as sylfilter, etc which may not even have much users who would be willing to test it.
I have some experience with submitting packages for R. My experience there is that if it passes all the tests, it is by and large through, but if it does not (surprisingly, Macs are the killers in most cases), it is not, and feedback is fairly quick.
Perhaps, it would be worthwhile to think about how to streamline the process. At this point, I am fully expecting the familiar notice for EOL eventually.
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I would like to set finite (they now seem "zero"-sized) borders to all
windows displayed on my F23/Gnome3.18 system. I already figured out how to
change the colour of the title bar (so I already work with a tweaked version
of the Radiance theme)
Can someone point me to the right "border" parameters in the .css files that
set the borders widths for the the left/right and bottom sides of the
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DNF upgraded my Fedora 22 machine tonight....mostly the newest 1.12
version of Mate.
Now my bottom panel has disappeared. HTOP says mate panel is loaded but
is visible on the screen.
Any suggestion on how I can debug this latest improvement :)
I have a pretty nice workstation, with 8 cores and 32G RAM.
A stupid little python program just killed it by consuming all the memory,
driving it into swapping hell.
I couldn't even ssh into it - I started up ssh and went for coffee. On
return I still didn't have a prompt. Had to power cycle it.
This is F23, everything is setup default regarding kernel memory policies,
So, can we configure things to give a better experience? Can we make this
Hi all and Happy Thanksgiving,
Could I take 2 HD's out of 1 computer, move them to a different
computer, obviously having to reinstall grub and such, would they work
without having to do much of anything else?
I know I have to make sure the correct one is booted up and how they
are connected, and the BIOS sees them correctly.
Anything else to know first? The computers are both pretty new so not
like going from 10 year old to a 1 year old or anything, both only 3-5
years old even if that old.
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I am pulling a bunch of recordings off my android phone. I found
simple-mtpfs to be able to use 'cp -a' to actually copy the files and
preserve their date information.
Now I want to rename these files, which are all lectures to have the
date of creation/lastmodified in the file name. All my searching has
only found how to put the current date into the file name, I can'f find
anything on using the actual file date.
Can anyone point me to how to do this?
Well, I discovered a kind of big issue with 23 after all ...
My google account dissipated from California. When I try to add it, it
wont authenticate anymore and gives me a message about a resource on
Google's web site not being available anymore. Unfortunately, the
screen wont let me copy and paste it.
I'm using the XFCE spin, but this worked perfectly fine in F-22.
The caldav calendar I have configured is fine.
Derrik Walker v2.0, RHCE
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