Getting started in Extras

Michael Schwendt bugs.michael at
Mon Mar 7 14:31:56 UTC 2005

On Sun, 06 Mar 2005 21:58:22 -0800, Jeff Sheltren wrote:

> I see that cfengine is on the 'possibly orphaned' list for extras and I'd be
> willing to maintain it, but after quite a bit of reading of the Fedora
> Project Wiki I am more confused about what to do than when I started.

What in particular confused you?

> Can
> someone lay out some basic steps of what is needed to maintain a package?

The most basic step is what you did. Mail to this list and show interest
in a package. If nobody raises any objections during the next 1-2 weeks,
package ownership could be transferred. With regard to cfengine, the
previous package owner doesn't use it actively anymore and hence would
feel better if somebody else took over package maintenance.

> Is it just a matter of putting my name down in the 'need a sponser' list and
> waiting for CVS access, or am I missing something?

That's the general procedure for people who want CVS access.

Meanwhile, if you want to present an update for cfengine and show sponsors
examples of your packaging, post about it here. It gives subscribers a
chance to comment on the changes/upgrade.

There's also to the opportunity to import into CVS any proposed changes
right away and build binaries for the "testing" repository.

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