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Re: perl-Mail-:SPF should obsolete perl-Mail-SPF-Query



On Tue, Sep 22, 2009 at 7:55 AM, Warren Togami <warren togami com> wrote:
> On 09/22/2009 05:06 AM, Paul Howarth wrote:
>>
>> I'm not objecting to perl-Mail-SPF-Query being blocked from Rawhide and
>> marked as a dead package, given its maintainer's consent. I am, however,
>> curious as to just why you've singled out this particular package out of
>> the myriad of legacy code that's in the distribution and doing no harm.
>> Or is there some big issue with it that I'm not aware of?
>>
>> I'm also not sure about the merits of having perl-Mail-SPF obsolete
>> perl-Mail-SPF-Query. Why do we need to remove something from users'
>> systems that (a) they may be actually using, and (b) does not in any way
>> conflict or cause problems for the upgraded distribution?
>>
>
> At some future date (F-13), perl will upgrade and all modules will need to
> be rebuilt.  I can have it obsolete only the current version-release of
> perl-Mail-SPF-Query, so if somebody makes a newer build later (outside of
> Fedora) it will not be obsoleted.

I agree with Paul here -- there doesn't seem to be an actual need[1]
to obsolete it, so let's just leave it alone.

                                   -Chris

[1] e.g. actively conflicts with something else, has huge and known
security holes, etc, etc...

-- 
Chris Weyl
Ex astris, scientia


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