plan to orphan cassandra

Cassandra has been originally packaged by folks in our team, in the time
we had some stakes there. Since then, priorities changed and also people
involved are not in our team any more. We tried to keep it packaged in
Fedora with reasonable effort, but turned to be too big burden recently
(depends on python2, missing java deps).

From that reason, with sadness in my heart, I'd like to announce a plan
to orphan the cassandra package in Fedora. So, this is obviously a call
for everybody who would like to take it over -- let me know. There is
also an idea to build it as a module, which could help us with missing
deps, but that would be done later and does not change the plan for



Re: plan to orphan cassandra

By Ricardo Martine... at 09/06/2019 - 14:15


Can we discuss the possibility to hand over the package to me? I am
the guy who annoyed you on scl mailing list and I'm red hatter too.
I'm interested to have this working on OpenShift since our partners
did not get it run wel on it.

On Thu, Aug 22, 2019 at 10:19 AM Honza Horak < ... at redhat dot com> wrote:

Re: plan to orphan cassandra

By =?UTF-8?B?TWlyb... at 09/08/2019 - 14:19

On 06. 09. 19 20:15, Ricardo Martinelli Oliveira wrote:

As a future maintainer of cassandra, could you please have a look a this?

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I believe that an official "who maintains what" can be solved once this package
is installable.

That said, cassandra is now an orphan and to claim it, you should follow:

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Re: plan to orphan cassandra

By Honza Horak at 09/17/2019 - 12:21

On 9/8/19 8:19 PM, Miro HronĨok wrote:
Sure, I'm more than happy to. It's all yours!

I've given admin permissions to you but what Miro writes, you need to
re-claim the orphaned package. What I was thinking about was building it
as a module, to avoid the need to own and ship the build-only
dependencies in fedora if nothing else would require it.. but that's up
to you what way of building would be better.

Good luck with that!


Re: plan to orphan cassandra

By Ricardo Martine... at 09/18/2019 - 00:11

On Tue, Sep 17, 2019 at 1:21 PM Honza Horak < ... at redhat dot com> wrote:

Ok, I'm reading instructions to re-claim the package and will wait for
the process to finish.

I'm a bit experienced with Cassandra, so I know I don't need luck but
a miracle. :)

Re: plan to orphan cassandra

By =?UTF-8?B?TWlyb... at 08/31/2019 - 15:55

On 22. 08. 19 15:15, Honza Horak wrote:
Hey Honza, is there any estimation on when exactly you plan to do this?

As cassandra runs on Python 2 and doesn't even install, I think we should remove
it sooner than later. After orphaning, it stays 6 weeks in limbo, there's plenty
of time for somebody who'd like to take it.

On 22. 08. 19 23:24, Fabio Valentini wrote:
I'm curious as well.

Re: plan to orphan cassandra

By Fabio Valentini at 08/22/2019 - 17:24


I've been dealing with the broken Java stack in fedora a lot recently, and
I'm curious why you think building Cassandra as a module would help in this