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Re: long-broken packages (some are removal candidates)

David Holland <> writes:

> On Sun, Apr 01, 2012 at 01:21:40PM +0200, Thomas Klausner wrote:
>  > I remember many of these packages from previous lists of yours. Could
>  > you please make a list of packages that have been broken for a year
>  > now, with the aim of removing them if noone speaks up for them
>  > (promising to fix them)?
> I don't have accurate data and I don't think spending time wading
> through the pkgsrc-bulk archives is all that worthwhile, as the
> exact details aren't that important.
> Here's a list of packages that might be considered based on what
> appears regularly in failure lists. I've excluded some that break
> regularly and get fixed, some that have been worked on but remain
> broken, etc. 
> Some of them probably shouldn't be removed; others could be if nobody
> speaks up.
>    ------
> archivers/rar
> misc/root

These two should be just updated.

> parallel/sge
> This has not built in a long time, if ever, at least on amd64.
> Supposedly it builds on i386. Perhaps it should just be marked

It built for me the other week, when I updated it. It is used actively.

> www/ocsigen
> Like ocamlduce, broke after the last major ocaml update, which was
> some time back. However, there's an update available in gnats; I was
> intending to apply that after the last freeze but haven't had time.

This one should be updated. It just takes time.

> www/pound
> Typical openssl lossage, but has been broken for a long time. As with
> others, this may be a removal candidate if nobody wants it.

This should be updated.


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