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From: Ciaran McCreesh <ciaranm@g.o>
To: gentoo-dev@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-dev] metadata revised - removal of packages
Date: Fri, 09 Sep 2005 16:11:40
Message-Id: 20050909171018.1752c046@snowdrop.home
In Reply to: [gentoo-dev] metadata revised - removal of packages by Torsten Veller
1 On Fri, 9 Sep 2005 11:58:21 +0200 Torsten Veller <tove@g.o>
2 wrote:
3 | Well, i was told that adding the maintainer-needed herd is not a good
4 | idea and it is best to remove metadata.xml if no valuable information
5 | remains.
6 |
7 | I couldn't find information on that. Can somebody explain?
9 maintainer-needed isn't a herd, it's an alias. On the same subject,
10 no-herd isn't legal in metadata.xml either. Both of these are
11 metastructure policy matters, so changing them requires a GLEP.
13 A GLEP probably wouldn't be a bad idea, either... The way the tree is
14 maintained has changed considerably over the past few years. In
15 particular, herds are no longer a fallback for when the maintainer
16 (single person) is not available.
18 --
19 Ciaran McCreesh : Gentoo Developer (Vim, Shell tools, Fluxbox, Cron)
20 Mail : ciaranm at
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Subject Author
Re: [gentoo-dev] metadata revised - removal of packages Mike Frysinger <vapier@g.o>
Re: [gentoo-dev] metadata revised - removal of packages Chris Gianelloni <wolf31o2@g.o>