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Re: Policy to remove broken packages

From: Christopher Baines
Subject: Re: Policy to remove broken packages
Date: Sat, 20 Jun 2020 11:24:31 +0100
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zimoun <> writes:

> Dear,
> After Guix Days 2019, the idea of having an informal policy to remove
> broken packages had emerged.  Quoting the initial Björn's message [1]:
>         > 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.
> And we all agreed. :-)
> How to make it happen?  Where is the correct place to mark list them:
> Data Service or Cuirass?
> 1:

Do you have any examples of packages that are currently broken, and
which you'd like to remove?

My general views on broken packages is that it would be helpful to have
more information at the time changes are being made, like big version
upgrades. That might allow less things to be broken, or work arounds to
be put in place before things are broken, rather than trying to find
someone to fix the package after 6 months.



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