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Switch from libmemcached to libmemcached-awesome


Current status

  • Jun 24th 2021 version 1.1.0 was released
  • libmemcached-awesome package build in rawhide (1.1.0-3)
  • libmemcache package retired

Detailed Description

libmemcache 1.0.18 was released in February 2014, so hasn't received an update for 7 years.

libmemcache-awesome is a fork providing same libraries, tools with API/ABI compatibility.

The new package will obsolete libmemcached < 1.1 as it provides same content, API, tools, libraries, ...

Benefit to Fedora

Rely on a maintained project.


  • Proposal owners: Check Koschei status. Test with latest version to ensure compatibility. Work with upstream on bug fixing. Needed mass rebuild (C extensions) done by change owner.

  • Other developers: N/A (not a System Wide Change)
  • Release engineering:
  • Policies and guidelines: N/A (not a System Wide Change)
  • Trademark approval: N/A (not needed for this Change)

Upgrade/compatibility impact

N/A (not a System Wide Change)

How To Test

  • install and play with your application

User Experience

Developers and system administrators will have the great benefit or running a maintained library.


  • Io-language
  • dynafed
  • ganglia-gmetad
  • gearmand
  • hydra
  • libyaz
  • opendkim
  • opensips-cachedb_memcached
  • opensips-lua
  • php-pecl-memcached
  • postgresql-pgpool
  • proftpd
  • python3-pylibmc

Contingency Plan

  • Contingency mechanism: API is the same, so there should not have any issue, else fix not compatible packages.
  • Contingency deadline: N/A (not a System Wide Change)
  • Blocks release? N/A (not a System Wide Change), Yes/No
  • Blocks product? product


Release Notes