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Christopher Stone chris.stone at gmail.com
Thu Sep 13 05:44:28 UTC 2007

On 9/12/07, Christopher Stone <chris.stone at gmail.com> wrote:
> Ralf Corsepius, the maintainer of the OpenSceneGraph packages in
> Fedora is being extremely difficult in helping to fix this dependency
> problem.
> I have a new osgcal ready to build and soon a new osgal package, but I
> need a pkgconfig file from the OpenSceneGraph maintainer Ralf
> Corsepius.
> However Ralf is being extremely difficult and refuses to add a
> pkgconfig file to OpenSceneGraph-devel package which I have already
> provided for him.
> His reason is that upstream did not provide one, so therefore it is
> wrong for him to do so.  My packages are the *only* packages which
> BuildRequire OpenSceneGraph-devel.
> Not only has Ralf upgraded to OSG 2.0 without any warnings whatsoever,
> he also has not provided an OSG-1 compat package to help with these
> dependency problems.  Now after we have spent hours of work getting
> our packages to work with OSG2, all we need is a pkgconfig file, and
> Ralf is refusing to cooperate.
> What am I suppposed to do in this situation?  I am forced now to go
> through the long process of contacting OSG upstream to get the
> pkgconfig file re-added (it used to be included with OSG1).  I am
> afraid we will not be able to accomplish this before F8, and Ralf
> refuses to simply add a pkgconfig file to his package.
> It seems Ralf cannot think on his own, and we have to go through
> upstream in order to get Ralf to actually do anything to the package.
> https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=247376
> Can anyone please help resolve this conflict?

I would also like to point out that while we have jumped through hoops
in order to get our applications running with OSG2, Ralf has responded
by calling our applications "crap" [1] and "Trashy" [2].

[1] https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=247376#c23
[2] https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=247376#c25

The upstream maintainers of osgcal and osgal have gone out of their
way and taken time out of their busy schedule to accommodate Fedora's
early adoption of OSG 2.0.  It is a shame that their efforts have been
greeted by such hostility from Fedora's OSG packager.

I have decided to just use a hack and redefine my PKGCONFIG_PATH to .
within my spec file and use my own OSG pkgconfig file, and keep Ralf
completely out of the picture.

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