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Steve Jenkins 10-03-2011 05:03 PM

Unable to reach a package maintainer for deprecation request
 
I'm not sure of the correct protocol in cases like this, so any
guidance is appreciated.

Early last month, I sent a message to all the addresses I could find
for Jim Radford (jradford), the maintainer of the dkim-milter package:

https://admin.fedoraproject.org/pkgdb/acls/name/dkim-milter

My message requested that he consider voluntarily deprecating the
dkim-milter package (which is based on an upstream that was abandoned
years ago) in favor of the opendkim package:

https://admin.fedoraproject.org/pkgdb/acls/name/opendkim

which I maintain (which is based on a still-active fork of the
dkim-milter project). Jim and I actually used to work together 10
years ago, so I had multiple addresses for him and thought it would be
easy to re-establish communication. Unfortunately, I received no
response to my emails, and I don't know if the email addresses I could
find are still valid.

So I filed the following bug on Sep 23, hoping it might help initiate
contact between us:

https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=740965

However, still no response. Any suggestions as to what to do next?

Thanks,

SteveJ
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Kevin Fenzi 10-05-2011 03:35 PM

Unable to reach a package maintainer for deprecation request
 
On Mon, 3 Oct 2011 10:03:55 -0700
Steve Jenkins <stevejenkins@gmail.com> wrote:

> I'm not sure of the correct protocol in cases like this, so any
> guidance is appreciated.
>
> Early last month, I sent a message to all the addresses I could find
> for Jim Radford (jradford), the maintainer of the dkim-milter package:
>
> https://admin.fedoraproject.org/pkgdb/acls/name/dkim-milter

...snip...

>
> https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=740965
>
> However, still no response. Any suggestions as to what to do next?

I'd give him a bit more time to respond on the bug... and then if he
doesn't in say another week or so, lets just go ahead and depreciate
the package. (Any provenpackager should be able to do that).

Feel free to ping me in a week or so if you haven't heard from them and
we can get it taken care of.

kevin
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