What is public/private fork? - Criteria packaging in fedora
kevin.kofler at chello.at
Sun Dec 13 23:09:59 UTC 2009
Huzaifa Sidhpurwala wrote:
> I have forked libtar as libtar-ng, because the upstream does not have
> time to maintain it anymore.
> Here is the bz:
> Now the question is what is a private fork?
> Am i wrong in forking it and packaging in fedora?
IMHO, this should be packaged, and in a way to Obsoletes/Provides: libtar as
it's backwards-compatible and actually actively maintained unlike libtar.
The Obsoletes/Provides should of course be versioned, so if a new libtar
springs up at a later point (i.e. if the maintainer really goes back to
actively developing it), it can be introduced instead of or in addition to
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