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Re: CVS commit: pkgsrc/cad/simian-docs
On Sun, May 20, 2012 at 11:39:59AM +0200, Joerg Sonnenberger wrote:
> > The user complaints about "broken" packages are getting directed to
> > us, not pkgsrc, and that's also a problem that I just resolved
> > without affected any other platform.
> I know that there are singular voices objecting the removal. I also
> don't agree with them and it is obvious that any further discussion
> about that is unlikely to resolve the issue. As such, it is the
> responsiblity of the pkgsrc-pmc to resolve it.
I don't see that there's a big deal here. What we need is a tag for
these packages (e.g. "DISTFILE_AVAILABLE=no"), and a bit of logic
associated with the fetch target. End of problem.
> Your change doesn't fix
> the problem (missing distfile) nor is the package broken, if the
> distfile is around (e.g. for the various Intel firmware packages some
> people do have them). I object to this change because it creates
> pointless platform variations for no good reason.
This part I agree with, however.
> To bring this issue forward, I put the following suggestion up for
> decision making:
> Packages are to be removed from pkgsrc, when the distfiles are not
> distributable and cannot be obtained for a period of one full quarter
> branch. Packages with manual / interactive fetch must have a
> maintainer and it is his/her responsibility to ensure this.
> pkgsrc-pmc is in CC.
I don't see that this is helpful.
David A. Holland
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