[Mageia-sysadm] Pkg removal request

Jani Välimaa jani.valimaa at gmail.com
Fri Jun 8 10:35:11 CEST 2012

2012/6/7 Sander Lepik <sander.lepik at eesti.ee>:
> 07.06.2012 22:36, Jani Välimaa kirjutas:
>> On 06.06.2012 18:11, nicolas vigier wrote:
>>> On Wed, 30 May 2012, Jani Välimaa wrote:
>>>> Hi,
>>>> as I get some negative feedback by dropping pkgs with task-obsolete
>>>> previously, I decided to step back to old behaviour..
>>>> Could someone please remove the following obsoleted pkgs from repos:
>>>> mousepad
>>>> xfprint
>>>> lib{,64}xfprint-devel
>>>> lib{,64}xfprint0
>>> What is the reason for removing them ?
>>> If it is software that we want to remove from the distribution, then it
>>> should be obsoleted by task-obsolete.
>>> https://wiki.mageia.org/en/Packaging_guidelines#Obsoleting_a_package
>> Both seems to be dead in upstream. Other distros are also removed or
>> removing them from their repos.
>> Well, I guess I'll add them then to task-obsolete and won't care if
>> someone rants about obsoleting libs and/or preventing users installing
>> pkgs from their own sources..
> xfprint should be obsoleted. Not libs, libs should be removed by sysadmins, so users who
> have them can still keep them.

IMHO same applies for other pkgs too, we shouldn't force removal of
pkg unless there is some other pkg which replaces the first one.

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