[Mageia-sysadm] [Mageia-dev] Cleaning orphans from the mirrors

Pascal Terjan pterjan at gmail.com
Wed Jul 20 16:41:28 CEST 2011

On Wed, Jul 20, 2011 at 14:44, Michael Scherer <misc at zarb.org> wrote:
> Le mercredi 20 juillet 2011 à 10:59 +0100, Pascal Terjan a écrit :
>> On Tue, Jul 19, 2011 at 02:43, Michael Scherer <misc at zarb.org> wrote:
>> > Hi,
>> >
>> > as discussed on irc from time to time since years , and as proposed on
>> > https://www.mageia.org/pipermail/mageia-dev/2011-June/006153.html , I
>> > have implemented a script to clean orphan automatically.
>> One more mail I had missed :/
>> > As said in the mail, the delay is 2 weeks of presence, and 1 month
>> > after, total removal. I didn't deployed it yet, as I would like to have
>> > some feedback and review ( but if no one step for that, I will do it
>> > myself in a few days ).
>> I used had a script to do that after manual review (except for
>> kernels), for things which are not libs changing majors I try to ask
>> people if they forgot Obsoletes or if this intended before doing the
>> move
> How often is this a problem of people forgetting the obsoletes ?
> ( as we would see it on upgrade I guess quite fast, I guess )

I probably caught only 3 or 4 missing obsoletes so far
You only see it on upgrade if you have installed that subpackage,
which is unlikely if this is documentation moved into main package

> If I look at :
> http://check.mageia.org/missing.html
> I am not sure that something was forgot.
> For example php-qt4 could have been just dropped upstream, and I do not
> know where a Obsoletes should be added.

yes this one is probably fine

> However, there is also some weird cases, like tcl/xulrunner , where
> there is 2 src in the repository.

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