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On Thu, 28 Sep 2006 22:28:27 +0200
Enrico Weigelt <weigelt@...> wrote:
> An solution could be an database of packages scheduled for
> removal. But this database has to be maintained. And it doesn't
> seem that there's someone who's interested in doing this extra work.
As I understand it, every one of these package removals is first
package.masked for 30 days before the ebuilds are actually removed.
So, the user has a month in which to do something about this. When they
sync and try to update any time during that month, they will see a
message, telling them that that package is scheduled for removal, and
pointing them at the relevant bugs in bugzilla.
So, isn't package.mask already that "database"? Or am I missing
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