EPEL and Fedora relationship...

Kevin Fenzi kevin at scrye.com
Mon Sep 17 23:54:33 UTC 2012

On Fri, 14 Sep 2012 14:08:25 -0600
Dmitry Makovey <dmitry at athabascau.ca> wrote:

> Hi everybody,
> about a month ago I've submited my patches to
>  https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=845394
> in hopes that that would make it easy to bring newer pgpool over to
> EPEL, subsequently to platforms I care for on a daily basis - RHEL
> boxes. However I got no reply there whatsoever for a month, should I
> be following a different path making packages shipped with Fedora
> more EPEL-friendly? 

No, that seems reasonable... the maintainer might just be busy and
unable to deal with it yet. 

You could try sending them a polite email directly asking if they could
take a look, or note in the bug that it's been a while... 
> Shall I contact (last) package maintainer directly? Original author
> is the one Bug is assigned to. Not sure whether I even should be
> posting here, but this place seemed to be near the top of my choices
> of where to seek advise.

Sure, you can. I'd keep such communication simple and polite... 
"hey, noticed there wasn't much activity on bug foo, do you know if you
might get a chance to look at it soon" , etc. 


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