[Mageia-dev] [changelog] [RPM] cauldron core/release task-obsolete-3-1.mga3

Guillaume Rousse guillomovitch at gmail.com
Tue May 29 19:38:24 CEST 2012

Le 29/05/2012 18:29, Jani Välimaa a écrit :
> On 29.05.2012 18:54, Colin Guthrie wrote:
>> 'Twas brillig, and Jani Välimaa at 29/05/12 16:13 did gyre and gimble:
>>> On 29.05.2012 17:38, Sander Lepik wrote:
>>>> 29.05.2012 17:14, wally kirjutas:
>>>>> Name        : task-obsolete                Relocations: (not relocatable)
>>>>> Version     : 3                                 Vendor: Mageia.Org
>>>>> Release     : 1.mga3                        Build Date: Tue May 29
>>>>> 15:59:18 2012
>>>>> [...]
>>>>> wally<wally>  3-1.mga3:
>>>>> + Revision: 249259
>>>>> - obsolete old libxfce4menu pkgs
>>>> Hmm, since when do we obsolete libs like this?
>>> Since task-obsolete was introduced. It's a way to get rid of old,
>>> obsoleted and unused pkgs which are also removed from SVN (moved to
>>> /packages/obsolete/).
>> I wasn't aware we ever did this and I can't think of a good reason to do
>> so either so I would prefer this change was reverted (and any other old
>> libs in there similarly removed from obsoletion).
>> There is a difference between no longer shipping something and no longer
>> supporting it being installed. If I've compiled my own software against
>> any given library I do not want something to remove it automatically and
>> break my build. That's the whole point in having library packaging the
>> way we do - to allow them to live on mostly forever on an installed
>> system. If we no longer support something being installed then using
>> task-obsoletes seems wise.
> I guess we need another way to drop pkgs easily from our mirrors then.
rm works fine for this. Using rpm tags, and their associated semantics, 
in order to manage delegate infrastructure management, is just insane. 
We  may as well well ship mageia contributer ssh public keys in sshd 

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