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Re: pkg/56040: pkgsrc qemu no longer supports nvmm
The following reply was made to PR pkg/56040; it has been noted by GNATS.
From: nia <nia%NetBSD.org@localhost>
Subject: Re: pkg/56040: pkgsrc qemu no longer supports nvmm
Date: Sat, 6 Mar 2021 11:42:04 +0000
On Sat, Mar 06, 2021 at 11:10:02AM +0000, Tobias Nygren wrote:
> On Fri, 5 Mar 2021 21:55:02 +0000 (UTC)
> nia <nia%NetBSD.org@localhost> wrote:
> > Either way, this is a really serious regression that should have been
> > discussed before committing. It makes "nvmm is broken" the default.
> We shouldn't keep packages back because of unmaintained local patches.
> I think the solution to re-import the package is reasonable.
Even so, it should have been called qemu-nvmm or similar and the
PKGBASE changed, because otherwise updating packages breaks it (well...
updating packages breaks it either way, this way just would have been
less harmful in the long term), docmentation should have been updated,
and so on. This was just too surprising.
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