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From: Chris Gianelloni <wolf31o2@g.o>
To: gentoo-dev@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-dev] app-admin/mbr.. what to do...
Date: Thu, 16 Jun 2005 14:16:59
In Reply to: Re: [gentoo-dev] app-admin/mbr.. what to do... by Patrick Lauer
1 On Thu, 2005-06-16 at 10:53 +0200, Patrick Lauer wrote:
2 > On Fri, 2005-06-17 at 01:41 +0900, Chris White wrote:
3 > > I just saw a bug report flow by for app-admin/mbr and looked for maintainers. I found this:
4 > > ChangeLog: 1 manson, 1 woodchip
5 > > from jeeves. Now, I think those people are retired, or I need to get out more (or both). So what to do with said package. It looks pretty old and this user wants it bumped so... I'd do it but I have no solid test method and I really don't like putting out packages without one.
7 Ehh... the user that filed the bug could test it for you.
9 > I think this problem is not limited to this package.
10 > Maybe someone with some scripting skillz could create a list of all
11 > "orphaned" packages?
12 > (no metadata.xml, no active maintainer, ...)
14 Yes, it would be nice to get a list of these packages, but *not* for
15 removing them. In many cases these packages "work" and have no bugs
16 filed against them, so what is gained by removing them?
18 > > If anyone is interested, the bug number is here:
19 > >
20 > > Otherwise we should do something about the fate of this package.
22 > Either drop it or find a maintainer I guess.
23 > Always a drag to see packages getting dropped, but if noone maintains
24 > them there's not much that can be done.
26 How about leave it alone?
28 I can understand if there is no maintainer and there are a ton of bugs
29 filed against it (or even just one critical one), but for a package
30 where the only "bug" is a version bump request? Just ask the user to
31 test the ebuild, then commit it.
33 --
34 Chris Gianelloni
35 Release Engineering - Strategic Lead/QA Manager
36 Games - Developer
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