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Re: pkg/45650 (cad/simian, cad/simian-docs: distfile unavailable, likely forever)

The following reply was made to PR pkg/45650; it has been noted by GNATS.

From: Dan McMahill <>
To: John Marino <>
Subject: Re: pkg/45650 (cad/simian, cad/simian-docs: distfile unavailable,
 likely forever)
Date: Sat, 01 Sep 2012 17:12:46 -0400

 On 9/1/2012 12:05 PM, John Marino wrote:
 > We've nearly reached the deadline to remove these packages:
 > Updated pkgsrc guide section 19.1.5:
 > "Please note that packages will 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."
 > From this PMC decision:
 > It was actually in violation as soon as the decision was made, but since
 > Dan was actively looking for the author it didn't hurt to slide another
 > quarter.
 > Assuming nothing has changed, can we remove these packages before the
 > upcoming freeze?
 I contacted the author back then and he sounded interested but nothing
 came of it.  Lets just kill the package.  If someone wants it back,
 there is always the attic.

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