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Re: [qubes-devel] Re: DNF for Debian

On 2020-05-03 18:07, unman wrote:
> On Sun, May 03, 2020 at 12:03:40PM +0000, Holger Levsen wrote:
>> Hi Mihai,
>> On Fri, Sep 13, 2019 at 05:36:55PM +0200, Mihai Moldovan wrote:
>>> I've packaged DNF 
>> cool!
>>> for Debian and would like to find someone to take over these
>>> packages and maintain them as part of the distribution.
>>> I'm not a DD and while I believe the packages to be of reasonable if not high
>>> quality, I already have enough on my plate and know that I will not be able to
>>> properly maintain them, keep up with upstream releases etc.
>>> Point in case: while I did the original packaging more than a year, I only
>>> updated this set of packages recently when they actually broke with newer Fedora
>>> releases (i.e., they were too old to create newer Fedora changeroots when used
>>> by mock).
>> hm, I'd be willing to sponsor and mentor those uploads, but I cannot commit
>> to maintaining them as well. Is there anybody out there who would?
>>> == What is DNF? ==
>> [...] 
>>> == Why does Debian need DNF? ==
>> [...]
>>> == Prerequisites ==
>> [...]
>>> == Package List ==
>> [...]
>>> == Repository ==
>> [...]
>> all very very nice! It would be a pity to have this rot, but then, without
>> maintenance it will anyway eventually...
>> -- 
>> cheers,
>> 	Holger
> Hi Holger
> I'd be happy to take on maintenance of this package, and may be anything
> else that's Qubes required but seems to be lapsing in Debian.
> I'll do the necessary in the morning.

unman, do you have any timeline available for this? We are currently facing the problem of making core-agent-dom0-updates not available in Debian due to missing yum/dnf in bullseye. If you lack time, I could manage to build the package for Qubes as a first step/test.

> Also, I wonder if there would be value in getting Qubes packages in to
> Debian, so they can be installed straight in to HVM - I seem to recall
> this was raised some time back, but dont recall outcome. Waste of time?
> cheers
> unman


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