[Mageia-dev] Removing obsolete packages
michelcatudal at gmail.com
Wed Nov 30 02:44:47 CET 2011
Le 29/11/2011 19:40, Funda Wang a écrit :
> Does the idea include removing srpm also?
> 在 2011-11-30 上午2:07，"nicolas vigier" <boklm at mars-attacks.org <mailto:boklm at mars-attacks.org>> 写道：
> 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 ?
How about putting back previously unsupported packages? The only text editor that I use is joe and someone has decided to remove it from Mageia.
I took the Redhat Enterprise version and ported it to mageia. For a while the maintainers of joe has incorporated a bug that would make it such that it would core dump if you tried to open more than one file at a time.
I am willing to maintain this package.
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