[Mageia-dev] Removing obsolete packages

Michel Catudal michelcatudal at gmail.com
Thu Dec 1 01:49:29 CET 2011

Le 30/11/2011 02:21, andre999 a écrit :
> Michel Catudal a écrit :
>> Le 29/11/2011 19:40, Funda Wang a écrit :
>>> Does the idea include removing srpm also?
>>> 在 2011-11-30 上午2:07,"nicolas vigier" <boklm at mars-attacks.org <mailto:boklm at mars-attacks.org>> 写道:
>>>     Hello,
>>>     When a package is no longer supported, without being replaced by an
>>>     other package, and needs to be removed from the distribution, the
>>>     current procedure is :
>>>      - move the package on svn to obsolete directory
>>>      - ask a sysadmin to manually remove the package from repositories
>>>     Instead of asking a sysadmin to do it, I propose that we create a
>>>     package task-obsolete, with obsoletes on all packages that need to be
>>>     removed, so that the removing of the package will be done by youri.
>>>     I think it would be better :
>>>      - anybody with commit access can do it without asking a sysadmin
>>>      - we can have a list and logs of packages dropped since previous Mageia
>>>       release, which can be useful when writting release notes
>>>      - users who don't want to keep unsupported packages installed on their
>>>       system can install the package to remove them
>>>     What do you think ?
>> How about putting back previously unsupported packages? The only text editor that I use is joe and someone has decided to remove it from Mageia.
>> I took the Redhat Enterprise version and ported it to mageia. For a while the maintainers of joe has incorporated a bug that would make it such that it would core dump if you tried to open more than one file at a time.
>> I am willing to maintain this package.
>> Michel
> No problem, since you are willing to maintain it, as long as it makes it past QA.
> (Which means the core dump problem would have to be solved, if not already.)
> It would be  an update to cauldron, and a backport for Mageia 1 (unless it was in Mandriva 2010.1/2, in which case it would be an update).
I think that the one in Mandriva core dumped. It doesn't on Centos, Scientific Linux or Fedora 15.
I would not update it to anything that core dumps. This was not just a problem on Mandriva but also on Ubuntu, SuSE and Fedora. I don't understand why some people thinks that when it has compiled, it is done considering that this particular core dump was 
very obvious.


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