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Re: [HEADS UP] packages not supporting destdir

On Sun, Apr 01, 2012 at 06:29:30PM -0400, Greg Troxel wrote:
>   This issue is serious. We do harm to NetBSD and pkgsrc acceptance by
>   removing packages on arbitrary grounds. You should present strong
>   reasons why the lack of staged installation support should be the
>   reason to remove fully functional packages.
> I basically agree with Aleksej here; I don't like pruning things because
> they are aesthetically displeasing.  To date, I haven't seen an argument
> that their continued existence is causing anyone problems.
> I'm still using cvsup, and that saves the main anoncvs server from quite
> a bit of traffic (many people at work use my mirror).   If you delete
> the package I'll nuke my server and tell people to just use the public
> one.  Maybe that's ok, but it seems inadvisable if there's no real harm.

Is there a reason you don't use csup, Greg?


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