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Re: pkg/45650 (cad/simian, cad/simian-docs: distfile unavailable, likely forever)
The following reply was made to PR pkg/45650; it has been noted by GNATS.
From: Dan McMahill <dmcmahill%NetBSD.org@localhost>
To: John Marino <netbsd%marino.st@localhost>
Subject: Re: pkg/45650 (cad/simian, cad/simian-docs: distfile unavailable,
Date: Sat, 01 Sep 2012 17:12:46 -0400
On 9/1/2012 12:05 PM, John Marino wrote:
> We've nearly reached the deadline to remove these packages:
> Updated pkgsrc guide section 19.1.5:
> "Please note that packages will to be removed from pkgsrc when the
> distfiles are not distributable and cannot be obtained for a period of
> one full quarter branch. Packages with manual / interactive fetch must
> have a maintainer and it is his/her responsibility to ensure this."
> From this PMC decision:
> It was actually in violation as soon as the decision was made, but since
> Dan was actively looking for the author it didn't hurt to slide another
> Assuming nothing has changed, can we remove these packages before the
> upcoming freeze?
I contacted the author back then and he sounded interested but nothing
came of it. Lets just kill the package. If someone wants it back,
there is always the attic.
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