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Re: [opensuse-factory] dropping BitTorrent (Mainline) package
  • From: Lars Müller <lmuelle@xxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 4 Dec 2009 19:59:10 +0100
  • Message-id: <20091204185910.GD13866@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
On Fri, Dec 04, 2009 at 07:54:11PM +0100, Per Jessen wrote:
Lars Müller wrote:

On Fri, Dec 04, 2009 at 07:00:14PM +0100, jdd wrote:
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could you replace the bittorrent package (removed) by a copy of this
annoucement? just to make sure any people is informed (including
people not reading this mailing list)

I consider this the wrong approach.

Such information belongs to the list of dropped features/ packages
available from the wiki.

Even a separate section in the release notes of a new version might
fit well.

But keeping entries with pure meta information in the RPM DB would
diminish it to some sort of trashcan.

It might not be an entirely bad idea - when someone/newbie goes to
search for <some package>, it could be quite helpful for him to get a
result of "dropped due to .....".

Yes, but that might not require to keep a dummy package and might not be
stored in the RPM DB.

Lars Müller [ˈlaː(r)z ˈmʏlɐ]
Samba Team
SUSE Linux, Maxfeldstraße 5, 90409 Nürnberg, Germany
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