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[opensuse-buildservice] Re: [opensuse-packaging] RFC: openSUSE:Dropped project
  • From: Richard Guenther <rguenther@xxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 5 Mar 2009 10:54:12 +0100 (CET)
  • Message-id: <alpine.LNX.2.00.0903051053120.8954@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
On Wed, 4 Mar 2009, Lars Vogdt wrote:

Hi there

Following the "Package foo needs new maintainer" resp. "Drop request for
package foo" mails on opensuse-packaging for a while. Community members
already asked for more details when a package is dropped from Factory.

So what about creating an "openSUSE:Dropped" project, where people can
find the latest source of a dropped package - and at least can get an
overview about currently dropped packages?

1) Packager sends drop request internally

2) Project manager agrees => drop package
^^^^^ Same as before.

3) the latest checked in package source (regardless if successful
building or not) is copied into the project openSUSE:Dropped
^^^^^ New - formerly we just moved the source to an internal backup
space and marked it as deleted in PDB.

I would suggest instead of copying to create a versioned source-link
to openSUSE:Factory instead. Wait ... this would require a fix for

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