Subject: Re: pkg/31073
To: None <,,>
From: Jeremy C. Reed <>
List: pkgsrc-bugs
Date: 08/26/2005 21:50:01
The following reply was made to PR pkg/31073; it has been noted by GNATS.

From: "Jeremy C. Reed" <>
Subject: Re: pkg/31073
Date: Fri, 26 Aug 2005 14:49:59 -0700 (PDT)

 On Fri, 26 Aug 2005, David Forrai wrote:
 > Since you'd rather sweep this under the rug by closing the PR and
 > assuming I'm an idiot, I suggest you look a little more deeply into the
 > wmakerconf package.  A grep for "Hermes" on every file in my
 > /usr/pkgsrc/wm directory yiedled the following output:
 > ./wmakerconf/work/ /usr/pkg
 > ./wmakerconf/work/
 > /var/db/pkg/Hermes-1.3.3nb1
 How old is this work directory?
 The Hermes dependency was removed last November: "The Hermes dependency is 
 not really needed."
 Also, it was reported that Hermes caused problems for Windowmaker. The 
 Hermes site doesn't have the download anymore (I have not tracked down 
 where it is now). I have also read that Hermes is no longer relevant for 
 > Just because WindowMaker doesn't require Hermes, doesn't mean that
 > Hermes was correctly removed from pkgsrc.  I suggest that if you want to
 > be a pkgsrc maintainer, you take these PRs a little more seriously.
 There is not a maintainer for Windowmaker and wmakerconf packages. Most 
 pkgsrc maintainers are volunteers. (I have been lucky on a few paid jobs 
 to do pkgsrc work though.)
 Hermes was not removed from pkgsrc.
 As for me, I didn't (and still don't) understand what your PR wanted.
   Jeremy C. Reed
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