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Re: long-broken packages (some are removal candidates)
On Sun, Apr 01, 2012 at 08:08:43PM -0500, Jonathan A. Kollasch wrote:
> > fonts/cyberbase-ttf, fonts/cyberbit-ttf
> > The distfiles for these have been missing for a long time. The usual
> > objects to removing packages for missing distfiles apply, I guess.
> I object on the grounds that the distfiles are still findable
> (or were a year or two ago), and that I have the distfiles.
Right. Do you know if there's any chance of them becoming (legally)
> > net/openafs
> > This shouldn't be removed if possible, but it hasn't built in a long
> > time ("an AFS sysname is required") and it would be nice to sort that
> > out properly again.
> I'm occasionally working on getting that fixed in upstream, and
> I even have it updated and patched to build locally.
Commit? We're in a freeze, but an updated package that might work is
an improvement over a broken package that definitely doesn't work.
(Unless the current package works on netbsd-4 or something. Not sure
> On a related note; net/arla has been effectively useless since the
> demise of netbsd-3. It's not DESTDIR so it's slated for removal already.
> Upstream is essentially stalled, and most people realize that the way
> forward is OpenAFS.
Then we should fix openafs and kill off arla.
David A. Holland
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