On Sun, Sep 19, 2010 at 09:59:30PM +0200, P Linnell wrote:
I have reviewed some of the failures of the Contrib repo on 11.3 and there are
a few packages which might be fixed by upgrades to a newer version, some have
coding failures which are not tolerated by the newer GCC and some because of
IMHO it is more important that packages in openSUSE:Factory:Contrib
build for Factory - it has been decided that builds for released
versions are unsupported.
I have fixed a couple of build failures where the fix
was simple and obvious.
But in other cases, I hope maintainers can provide build fixes which are not
So far the policy with broken packages was that these (and their
dependencies) are not copied to openSUSE:$ver:Contrib when such
project is branched. On the other hand, I don't see any reason why
abandoned packages should stay in openSUSE:Factory:Contrib...
Some are definite candidates for a drop:
xlogmaster - missing gtk-devel dropped
workrave - needs kde3sdk - move to KDE3 ?
tangerine - needs beagle-devel
antiword - needs glib-devel, but in this case antiword is still useful for
No objections from my side, FWIW...
In addition, these packages fail:
The objective of this exercise was to try an avoid bit rot of packages in
Contrib which may have been submitted for earlier versions, but now fail on
with the latest versions of openSUSE.
Perhaps you might want to resurrect this or something similar:
Or even better, this thread:
Unfortunately, I have no longer time for Contrib apart from
maintaining my own packages.
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