2nd summary (was Re: [HEADSUP] ALL Maintainers, please reply.)

John Morrison john@morrison.mine.nu
Tue Sep 27 11:34:00 GMT 2005

On Tue, September 27, 2005 6:18 am, Christopher Faylor wrote:
> On Mon, Sep 26, 2005 at 11:19:36PM -0400, Charles Wilson wrote:
>>Christopher Faylor wrote:
>>There is no clear maintainer.  I was asking if you'd be interested in
>>>making this available via ncurses.
>>>If you release a new version of ncurses which contributes a 'clear',
>>>I'll delete the clear package.
>>I've got a new release of ncurses which contains /usr/bin/clear.exe
>>ready to go (but not yet copied into /release).
>>Go ahead an put an empty clear package up on sources (clear-1.0-2 ?) and
>>we'll let that propagate, and then I'll move my new ncurses over to
> I know that there was some talk of releasing an empty clear package but
> I don't see how that would be useful.  If I do that then we stand the
> chance
> of eliminating clear.exe when the clear package is "updated", meaning that
> we could conceivably remove the clear.exe that ncurses installed.
> I think the only thing we can do is remove clear from the distribution.
> cgf

How about making the new (obsolete) clear package depend on ncurses? 
Would that force people to upgrade?


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