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Worthless updates

From:  Jesse Keating <jkeating-AT-redhat.com>
To:  devel-AT-lists.fedoraproject.org
Subject:  Worthless updates
Date:  Tue, 02 Mar 2010 17:29:19 -0800
Archive-link:  Article, Thread

It took me all of about 2 minutes to find a worthless pending update for
Fedora 11.

https://admin.fedoraproject.org/updates/perl-Locale-Maket...

No data in the bodhi ticket.

Rpm changelog says "Upstream update"

If I google for upstream and look for a changelog, I come to this:

http://cpansearch.perl.org/src/DRTECH/Locale-Maketext-Lex...

in which the grand total of changes between what shipped with F11, and
what is in this update is:

 * Locale::Maketext::Lexicon::Tie
    - Removed a deprecated use of "defined %" for Perl 5.11+

 * Locale::Maketext::Lexicon
    - Removed a deprecated use of "defined %" for Perl 5.11+

Ok... removing deprecated uses is a questionable at best update, but
here is the kicker.  The perl in F11 is perl-5.10.0-82.fc11.  So these
functions aren't actually deprecated in F11.  So... why is this update
going out?  What possible benefit does the user get from this?  Does
anybody see this as a reasonable update to publish on F11?

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