[Mageia-dev] Package drop request: ruby-ParseTree

Johnny A. Solbu cooker at solbu.net
Sat Dec 8 11:37:52 CET 2012

On Saturday 8. December 2012 11.06, Guillaume Rousse wrote:
> > Unless I misunderstand, adding it to «task-obsolete» does the same thing, with a 2 week delay on deleting.
> > So the proper action would be to add it to «task-obsolete».
> That's still not the proper action. 

In other words, I did misunderstand.

> Stop removing packages from end 
> user machines just to remove them from the mirrors as a side effect of 
> our package submission procedure.

So what should we do?
The current packaging guidelines[1] says that this is the correct action for obsolete packages, which a depcrecated package is.
If this is not the desired solution, then the guidelines should change. Perhaps just clairfied as to what is an obsolete package, which belongs in task-obsolete, and what is Not an obsolete package even if it's deprecated.

[1] https://wiki.mageia.org/en/Packaging_guidelines#Obsoleting_a_package

Johnny A. Solbu
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