[Mageia-dev] Removing obsolete packages

Kamil Rytarowski n54 at gmx.com
Wed Nov 30 01:22:28 CET 2011

On 29.11.2011 19:07, nicolas vigier wrote:
> 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 ?
Good idea.

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