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From: Vaeth <vaeth@××××××××××××××××××××××××.de>
To: gentoo-dev@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-dev] Removals reply
Date: Fri, 01 Feb 2013 17:40:37
1 > [...] and if anyone wants to start where we left he
2 > can pick out the ebuild from attic and put into his own overlay where
3 > it might work for him or even put it back to tree fixed.
5 And this is exactly what *cannot* be done after a while:
7 The ebuild is still available by CVS (or maybe git in future),
8 but if there were already a lot of gentoo patches, the tarball with these
9 patches is lost forever. If even upstream is dead, not even the main
10 tarball will be available anymore.
12 > Go for it, i wrote exactly what to do, create vcs/tracker/homepage and
13 > it can stay.
15 And what if somebody decides to do so in a year?
16 E.g. if somebody gets some hardware in a year and needs support of
17 a package which was removed?
18 Or if he was not yet a gentoo user at the time when the package was
19 removed (or absent/busy for a long period)?
21 Then he is lost unless a distribution with bigger resources as gentoo
22 has decided to keep the package. Not really a selling point for gentoo.


Subject Author
Re: [gentoo-dev] Removals reply "Tomáš Chvátal" <tomas.chvatal@×××××.com>