[Mageia-dev] Package adoption campaign, 3 months later

Maarten Vanraes alien at rmail.be
Thu Dec 8 20:10:30 CET 2011

Op donderdag 08 december 2011 13:13:28 schreef Samuel Verschelde:
> > I look into many really abandoned packages, without any interest among
> > the packagers, and for some of them it's even quite hard to find any
> > on-line resource.. For example cpuinfo, it's a /proc/* parser for CPU
> > related data. It's 2-3 years old (so what about the new hardware?!),
> > even the author of the software isn't responding to e-mail to just point
> > a working URL for his software.
> This example is not really about the package having no maintainer, but
> rather for it being dead upstream, which often leads to removal of the
> distribution unless a packager becomes the de-facto upstream and has time,
> willingness and knowledge to patch it when needed (works also if it's
> being maintained in other distributions).

imho we could easily drop cpuinfo, i mean, unless it's used as a dependency in 
something greater, it seems a bit useless to me...

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