[Mageia-dev] Removing obsolete packages

andre999 andre999mga at laposte.net
Wed Nov 30 08:22:22 CET 2011

nicolas vigier a écrit :
> 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 ?
Great idea :)


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