What does "paintain" mean?

A couple people have asked me what paintain means.
Well, it’s a verb you can use to describe the maintenance of a package that is a pain-in-the-you-know-where to maintain. 🙂 Hopefully Fedora Community helps take away at least some of the pain of maintaining these packages.


  1. Jack says:

    Thanks for the explanation lovely Mairin,
    I was wondering myself.
    Can this be used also when referring to a human being ?

    1. Haha perhaps! Good luck 🙂

  2. Jack says:

    Well lovely Mairin,
    after having paintained _that_ human being I'm (not very) happy to announce I'm being a single male again….
    Do you know of any reverse paintain verb I could use now ?

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