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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)
available again?

 > > 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
about that.)

 > 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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