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[opensuse-packaging] dropping tla, revisited
  • From: Jan Matejek <jmatejek@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 11 Jun 2009 18:34:03 +0200
  • Message-id: <h0rblr$ogo$1@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Dear fellow packagers,

some time ago there was a discussion where i said that i'd love to drop
tla (tom lord's arch, see http://www.gnu.org/software/gnu-arch/ ) - and
somebody stepped up and said that it's the best package since sliced
bread and it should never be dropped. So it stayed for a while.

Well, that time has come again.
The old tla package that is in factory is old and rotten, and i'm pretty
sure that there's a host of security issues that are not discovered just
because nobody uses it anymore.
The newer tla package that i keep in my home: repo on OBS has some 64bit
portability problems that need patching up, and i'm not really going to
jump to fix them.

Moreover, by now, with the raise of git and mercurial and bazaar and
darcs and whatnot, nobody in their right mind would use arch anymore.

So here's the deal.

i will drop the following packages from Factory:
tla
tla-load-dirs
tla-tools
archway
archzoom
axp
perl-Arch

if any of you wants them, just say the word, i'll gladly move them to an
appropriate place in OBS and hand the thing over.
Otherwise, they're dead by next Friday.

regards
m.


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