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Re: [opensuse-factory] Request 545194 would cause drop of fortune
On Tue, Nov 28, 2017 at 03:32:58AM +0000, Dmitriy A. Perlow wrote:
Tue, 28 Nov 2017 01:09:35 +0300 Simon Lees <sflees@xxxxxxx> напісаў(ла):

On 28/11/17 08:30, Bjoern Voigt wrote:
Dr. Werner Fink wrote:
there is a drop request against fortune[1]. I'd like to vote not
to drop
fortune even it it does not use iconv but recode.


Could anyone please explain, why the Recode dependency of Fortune is a

Should Recode be dropped and why?

Recode is being dropped simply because it currently has no maintainer,
for a package to be in openSUSE someone has to commit to maintain it.
Whoever was doing this in the past doesn't want to anymore, so either
someone else steps in to maintain it or it gets dropped.

OK. So if I take the maintainership will nothing be dropped? Is any real
problem about recode?

Not that I'm aware ... I've compared with recode package from Debian at and found similar patches and
also a few more[1]. Only the Url seems to
be dead but on github there is a perfect replacement

If you like to become a maintainer I can set you as maintainer/bugowner
of package recode


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