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Where do I request new packages to be added to the Fedora repos?

asked 2017-05-29 15:31:04 -0600

rugk gravatar image

I have a few packages (mostly GUI applications), which I'd like to see to be added to the official Fedora repos as they are useful programs. So how/where can I suggest them?

On https://admin.fedoraproject.org/pkgdb/ there is a big misleading text and button "Request new packages", which looks like it does what i'd like to do, but you have to sign the CLA there and it seems to be for package maintainers to add their own packages and not for "usual" users just wanting to express some suggestions.

So how can I suggest software packages, which may e.g. even be already included in other distros?

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answered 2017-05-29 18:46:01 -0600

aeperezt gravatar image

updated 2017-05-30 20:41:08 -0600

Well, you could request those packages to be added on developer email list https://lists.fedoraproject.org/admin... maybe there you can find a packager that accept your suggestions. Before you do that check if the license of the packages you are suggesting complies with this https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Packag... if they do not then no packager will accept them. Also keep in mind that normally packagers accept packages that are useful for them. If you like and have the time you can become a packager your self, look at https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Jointhepackagecollectionmaintainers.

Good Luck.

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The last link is broken. But apart from that, thx for your answer.

rugk gravatar imagerugk ( 2017-05-30 07:27:17 -0600 )edit

However, I assume mail list are bad for tracking how many users would like to have such a package? Is not there a better way, e.g. creating issues or so? Or is this not a good idea?

rugk gravatar imagerugk ( 2017-05-30 07:29:58 -0600 )edit

Last link (ask.fedora cannot handle "_" in a link

florian gravatar imageflorian ( 2017-05-30 08:24:06 -0600 )edit

Can't you escape it somehow? Also if you can paste it into the comments, it should also work in the main answer. If not, then that's a bug…

rugk gravatar imagerugk ( 2017-05-30 08:33:34 -0600 )edit

Sorry, I meant ...if it's not a link in previous comment

florian gravatar imageflorian ( 2017-05-30 08:45:15 -0600 )edit
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answered 2017-06-12 17:38:19 -0600

rugk gravatar image

Actually I found a wiki page where such packages are/can be listed: Package maintainers wishlist

That's exactly what I was looking for. However, I cannot login in the wiki using Fedora's account system as I have to be a Fedora contributor (signed CLA and in one group), but I am just a user, who wants to request a new package. Anyway, for contributors this would be the right point to add such requests AFAIK.

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Can you share the name of the package?

davidva gravatar imagedavidva ( 2017-06-13 00:51:15 -0600 )edit

There are some:

  • one/some tox clients (see https://tox.chat )
  • zcash
  • MAT (metadata anonymisation toolkit, e.g. famous for inclusion in Tails)
  • qtqr (small good QR code generation toolkit)

Games:

  • tworld
  • and a 2d game included in the Debian repos, where you would walk through a technical landscape avoiding being shot by seemingly robots and you could get on elements that turn the world. (I think that's how the game was named too, something like "Where is top?" or so…)
rugk gravatar imagerugk ( 2017-06-14 18:18:32 -0600 )edit

Also posted in the mailing list as suggested by @aeperezt.

rugk gravatar imagerugk ( 2017-06-14 18:23:46 -0600 )edit

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