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Re: Policy to remove obsolete packages

From: Ludovic Courtès
Subject: Re: Policy to remove obsolete packages
Date: Mon, 04 Feb 2019 23:52:47 +0100
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Björn Höfling <address@hidden> skribis:

> In the FOSDEM-talk by Frederic Crozat (SuSE) about Distributions, he
> mentioned their approach which I find good to adapt:
> If a package is broken for more than 6 months, we should just remove it
> from Guix. Prior to removing, we should announce on the dev mailing
> list, maybe someone will care about it then. If there is no response
> within 2 weeks, we really remove it.
> What do you think?

I believe a policy along these lines would make sense.

(Note that, IIUC, in openSuSE a package can be broken and yet remain
installable by users, because the last binary that was produced is still


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