On Tue, Feb 02, 2010 at 12:17:15AM +0700, Robert Elz wrote: > Date: Tue, 2 Feb 2010 00:54:16 +0900 > From: SODA Noriyuki <soda%yuruyuru.net@localhost> > Message-ID: <19302.63784.192905.569252%gargle.gargle.HOWL@localhost> > > | I don't think there is any actual user whose benefit is greater than > | her/his risk. > > My point was that this is not your responsibility - other users get to > decide for themselves, using their own judgment, not yours. That's not entirely true, because in order to give users that choice, pkgsrc developers have to maintain the package. It might not be a tremendous amount of work to maintain it, but it is still *some*. If you want to keep on using an antediluvian Acroread, it's your choice. You'll always be able to find the files in the Attic to maintain your own local package. As an intermediary solution, why not creating an "unsupported" category, that would never be automatically compiled by any means, and would only receive packages whose maintainablity costs greatly outweighs their value while remaining used by a vocal enough fraction of the pkgsrc user community? No PRs for such packages would be accepted. I am certainly not suggesting that all deleted packages should go into that... ahem, retirement castle (nice choice of words, eh?). -- Quentin Garnier - cube%cubidou.net@localhost - cube%NetBSD.org@localhost "See the look on my face from staying too long in one place [...] every time the morning breaks I know I'm closer to falling" KT Tunstall, Saving My Face, Drastic Fantastic, 2007.
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