Subject: Re: a way to deprecate packages?
To: None <>
From: Hubert Feyrer <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 12/12/1999 23:23:45
On Sun, 12 Dec 1999, Rene Hexel wrote:
> > or to say "this package is fine, but don't build it in bulk builds"
> > this could be of interrest to prevent conflicting pkgs or pkgs foo and
> > foo-current.
>   What about removing them from the category's Makefile?  This should
> effectively do the job.  You can then still build the package by hand if
> you wish.

Um, I want something that still runs some selected targets. Like readme
and some others (maybe user-selected via some variable).

> > .if ${MAINTAINER} = ""
> > BROKEN=         unmaintained
> > .endif
>   That would be a bit too drastic, I think.  From time to time, I walk
> through packages maintained by others (or packages@) and fix some minor
> problems, but I definitely don't want to become the maintainer for these
> (for lack of time/resources/interest/whatever).  Heck, if that was the
> case, defuzzing would have made me the maintainer of ten times the
> amount of packages I could handle ;-)

Heh, sure. Maybe I should have added a ";-)" to my original message. :-)

 - Hubert

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