Gentoo Archives: gentoo-dev

From: "Chí-Thanh Christopher Nguyễn" <chithanh@g.o>
To: gentoo-dev@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-dev] Last rites: www-plugins/gnash
Date: Thu, 30 Aug 2018 18:50:28
In Reply to: Re: [gentoo-dev] Last rites: www-plugins/gnash by "Michał Górny"
1 Michał Górny schrieb:
2 >> I think it is a valid concern that removal of packages may sometimes be
3 >> overzealous, and to better keep packages in the tree as long as they are
4 >> useful and workarounds exist for build/runtime problems. Just in case of
5 >> gnash there is really no benefit in keeping it.
6 >>
7 >
8 > It may make sense if there is some developer caring enough to actually
9 > put those workarounds in the ebuild, rather than expecting every single
10 > user trying to build it find them himself (and hope he's got all
11 > of them, and the right set).
13 If you mean, putting these workarounds as elog message, maybe.
14 But putting them as code is not always possible, as it may require changes in
15 other packages or similar.
16 And sometimes, there were building and working packages masked for removal
17 just because they lacked a maintainer.
20 Best regards,
21 Chí-Thanh Christopher Nguyễn