Subject: Re: Removal of koffice-i18n-* packages
To: Mark Davies <email@example.com>
From: Jeremy C. Reed <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 06/08/2007 09:22:38
On Sat, 9 Jun 2007, Mark Davies wrote:
> I'd like to remove all the koffice-i18n-* packages as they are now
> very old - they belong to koffice 1.3.5 and we are now up to 1.6.3.
> If someone wants a particular language for which there isn't currently
> a koffice-l10n-* package they can send-pr or email me and I'll create
> it - I just don't feel like creating and maintaining 39 packages for
> all the languages if there is no demand.
> Any objections?
Sounds fine to me. But you may want to ask on pkgsrc-users also to see
which ones are used or needed. And also indicate when you will be
removing the packages.
Also I recall we had a procedure for how and when packages can be removed
but I don't see it documented.
- if there is a maintainer, email them about it first (this isn't for you)
- choose a date such as immediately before branch or immediately after
next branch or other
- post to pkgsrc-users with list of packages, reasons and timeline.
Once we decide on basic steps, I will add it to the documentation.
Jeremy C. Reed