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Re: Proposed package removals after 2016Q4

On Mon, Dec 19, 2016 at 09:19:05AM -0500, Greg Troxel wrote:
> > [...]
> > sysutils/xenkernel41
> > sysutils/xenkernel45
> > sysutils/xentools41
> > sysutils/xentools45
> I would like to see removal proposals explain why the packages should be
> removeed, how this serves the balanced interest of users and maintainers
> (including that maintainers are choosign to stop, which matters), and
> what the effect would be on people.  This is complicated enough that
> each group probably deserves a separate thread.

for Xen, the reason is: maintenance cost.

> In particular, I think the gcc situation is intertwined with how pkgsrc
> copes with c++, and that seems messy.
> With xen, I am not so sure about 45, and also why is xenkernel33 still
> around?  I can see having the last PCI passthrough versions, but it
> seems that's 3.1, not 3.3.

xen*33 should be removed too. I didn't even remeber it's still there.

Manuel Bouyer <>
     NetBSD: 26 ans d'experience feront toujours la difference

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