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Hi Reuben,

I am currently I using Fedora Core 2 at home and FC1 (and other older RH
versions) at work, and I have some experience with RPM building so I
believe I could try to step up as the new RPM maintainer. Let's talk and
see if it is indeed feasible, and if so how we could arrange the
transition. Please feel free to email me off-list.



PS: sorry for the late reply -- haven't checked this ML for a couple of

On Wed, 15 Sep 2004 14:12:42 +0200 (CEST)
Reuben Thomas <> wrote:

> Greetings,
> Since switching to Debian a few months ago, I can now rely on the 
> excellent work of Daniel Silverstone, and no longer need my Lua RPMs.
> This means the incentive to maintain them is waning.
> Since the Lua RPMs still account for most of the downloaded bytes from
> my website, it seems there are users out there, and I'm sure any new 
> maintainer's efforts would be appreciated.
> I see two possible routes to take. In the past, I always used RedHat
> and then Fedora Core. The RPMs were not deliberately tied to RH, but I
> didn't test them on other distros. If someone who uses Fedora would
> like to merge the RPMs into the Fedora project, that would be great.
> (Fedora already has Lua, but the spec file is not as refined; I have
> all of its improvements, but it doesn't have mine.) Alternatively, the
> RPM could be made more distro-neutral. (Or again, others might like to
> maintain versions for SuSE, Mandrake or whatever.
> Applications from prospective maintainers are welcomed (just drop me
> an email); no particular RPM expertise is required; familiarity with
> building Lua on Linux is more important. (Most of the good things
> about this RPM are hints taken from people more expert than myself!)
> I would like to get the RPMs off my plate by the end of the month, but
> if no-one steps up to maintain them I'll continue to supply them while
> they're still in demand.
> -- 
> | canonize, v.  to sanctify a dead sinner
> (Bierce)

Andre Oliveira da Costa