* Dne Středa 12. červen 2013, 16:19:30 [CEST] Tomáš Chvátal napsal:
Dne St 12. června 2013 16:10:57, Jan Engelhardt napsal(a):
On Wednesday 2013-06-12 15:39, Tomáš Chvátal wrote:
as of now we have mlocate  package in factory do you think it would be wise to remove the findutils-locate as whole to only keep this implementation which is faster and more reliable around?
There is no tempting reason (license issues; fails to compile for 60+ days and package abandoned) to delete the package at this time.
Good point, it indeed is not dead nor failing to build, but technically if other distros disable it we might be the only ones having the codepath and thus seeing and dealing with the bugs.
That of course does not impede _changing_ whatever preference of other packages or yast installation patterns, etc.
This should be enough, will look on the patterns, is there something else defining the to-install lists apart from it?
Also I would like to notify the current users of the findutils-locate that they can use the actually better implementation is that somehow possible?
If you want to notify all users with findutils-locate installed, you can write an update message for findutils-locate (via /var/adm/update-messages) Once the update of the package is happening, the message will be displayed to the users. But I guess it would be a pretty ugly way to advertise a package alternative.