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Bug 238493 - dev-util/rej - upstream MIA
Summary: dev-util/rej - upstream MIA
Alias: None
Product: Gentoo Linux
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Current packages (show other bugs)
Hardware: All Linux
: High normal (vote)
Assignee: No maintainer - Look at if you want to take care of it
Depends on:
Reported: 2008-09-23 17:29 UTC by Jeroen Roovers (RETIRED)
Modified: 2020-11-03 21:36 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Description Jeroen Roovers (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2008-09-23 17:29:44 UTC
The HOMEPAGE and SRC_URI for dev-util/rej are gone, and it appears to be rather difficult to track down the Chris Mason <> who wrote it. The [URL] seems to refer to the same person. There seems to be a Chris Mason at, but it's unknown whether he's the same person.
Comment 1 Daniel Drake (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2008-10-31 20:21:17 UTC
The utility is still potentially useful, so I don't want to remove it. What do you think I should do in response to this bug?
Comment 2 Jeroen Roovers (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2008-11-01 17:34:58 UTC
What you could do is change HOMEPAGE to reflect upstream's status - maybe make the HOMEPAGE, or :)

The SRC_URI is invalid anyway and should probably be changed to mirror://gentoo/foo.
Comment 3 Jeroen Roovers (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2008-11-01 17:40:12 UTC
 # ChangeLog for dev-util/rej
-# Copyright 1999-2007 Gentoo Foundation; Distributed under the GPL v2
+# Copyright 1999-2008 Gentoo Foundation; Distributed under the GPL v2
 # $Header: /var/cvsroot/gentoo-x86/dev-util/rej/ChangeLog,v 1.10 2007/05/15 09:10:31 bangert Exp $

+  01 Nov 2008; Jeroen Roovers <> metadata.xml:
+  Take up maintainership.

Comment 4 Jonas Stein gentoo-dev 2020-09-19 18:10:39 UTC
Any news?

dev-util/rej$ GENTOO_MIRRORS="" ebuild rej-0.16-r1.ebuild fetch 
Appending /usr/local/overlays/gentoo to PORTDIR_OVERLAY...
>>> Downloading ''
--2020-09-19 20:07:27--
Resolving, 2001:67c:2178:8::11
Connecting to||:80... connected.
HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 404 Not Found
2020-09-19 20:07:27 ERROR 404: Not Found.

!!! Couldn't download 'rej-0.16.tar.gz'. Aborting.

HOMEPAGE must not be set to, because this is not the upstream project page

SRC_URI must not be mirror://gentoo, because the gentoo mirror is no valid source