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Re: FE Package Status of Feb 16, 2006



On Sat, 18 Feb 2006 18:13:37 +0100, Thorsten Leemhuis wrote:

> > No, but this time we announce them on the FC5Status page as officially
> > orphaned, remove them from devel after FC-5 branch is available, and then
> > move on. Remember, we've used those FCXStatus pages like that before.
> 
> Sorry, seems I can't follow here. Wouldn't that also result in "that
> would break post-install yum upgrades [in FC6]: libs upgraded, exe
> upgrades not available => transaction check => *boom* "?

At some point in time, yes. The difference is that we remove them at the
beginning of a development stage, not at the end.

There is no silver bullet. Every package, which is removed from the
repository but is still installed on a user's machine, breaks a yum
upgrade badly as soon as dependencies change in incompatible ways
(e.g. soname changes).

> I'd really like to get rid of the orphans sooner than later.

The following are without maintainer for a longer time, i.e. in 2005 and
before Dec 2005 (and tracked in the Wiki):

arc
camstream
cksfv
diag-ether
doctorj
freedroidrpg
gnome-telnet
gpa
hping2
manedit
mknbi
netdiag
nget
parchive
perl-Net-SCP
perl-Net-SSH
prozilla
putty
rpmproc
tdl
tetex-arabtex
tetex-armtex
tetex-font-tipa
tetex-lgrind
tla
xmms-cdread
xtide


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