Obsoletion procedures?

Christopher Faylor cgf-no-personal-reply-please@cygwin.com
Sun Jun 11 18:24:00 GMT 2006

On Sun, Jun 11, 2006 at 03:52:26PM +0100, Max Bowsher wrote:
>Three of my library packages are going to be becoming obsolete in the
>medium-term future.
>libapr0 and libaprutil0 and their development packages apr and apr-util
>are already used only by [prev] software.
>libneon24 is used solely by [curr] cadaver, and [prev] subversion.
>I'm soliciting opinions on how long library packages should remain after
>they no longer are required by any other software in the distro.

I don't think any opinions are required.  We have a procedure for this.
The package move into the _obsolete category/_obsolete directory, and the
latest package becomes an empty .tar.bz2 file.

I don't see any reason to remove packages from the _obsolete category
once they are put there.


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