What is public/private fork? - Criteria packaging in fedora

Rahul Sundaram sundaram at fedoraproject.org
Fri Dec 11 09:45:46 UTC 2009

On 12/11/2009 02:07 PM, Huzaifa Sidhpurwala wrote:
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> Hi,
> I have forked libtar as libtar-ng, because the upstream does not have
> time to maintain it anymore.
> Here is the bz:
> https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=546169
> Now the question is what is a private fork?
> Am i wrong in forking it and packaging in fedora?
> Any replies/suggestions are appreciated, Thanks.

You might want to get in touch with other distributions via


See, if they have distribution specific patches you can merge. Directly
contact the maintainer of libtar in other mainstream distributions as well.


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