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Old 06-13-2010, 03:39 AM
 
Default app-forensics/samhain ebuild issues

Why was a valid package removed for an errant comment in the ebuild?
It's not dead upstream, and someone (me) took the time to actually look
at it and note that the issue was at least mostly addressed, except for
the comment.

Then again, what's one more in my overlay of 54 packages, most of which
have had valid fixes posted for months, if not years?


--dc

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Old 06-13-2010, 04:02 AM
Alec Warner
 
Default app-forensics/samhain ebuild issues

On Sat, Jun 12, 2010 at 8:39 PM, <schism@subverted.org> wrote:
> Why was a valid package removed for an errant comment in the ebuild?
> It's not dead upstream, and someone (me) took the time to actually look
> at it and note that the issue was at least mostly addressed, except for
> the comment.

I'm pretty sure the practices used by that ebuild are totally
inappropriate in gentoo-x86 (if they had used USE flags perhaps....)
Packages that have no active maintainer are removed by the
treecleaners all the time. The entire point of treecleaners is to
either fix or remove dead packages from the tree.

>
> Then again, what's one more in my overlay of 54 packages, most of which
> have had valid fixes posted for months, if not years?

We don't have the staff to do one-off-fixes for all these packages.
They sit in maintainer-needed for months or years (as you stated
above.) It becomes painfully obvious that they are not used enough to
be maintained to gentoo-x86 standards which is why they get removed.
I'd love to be able to say that treecleaners should never remove
anything from the tree and should patch everything. However the team
is small and there are hundreds of unmaintained packages in the tree
so the team opts to remove packages that look too screwed up to keep.

As you have noted users are encouraged to keep said packages in a
personal overlay or sunrise[1].

[1] http://www.gentoo.org/proj/en/qa/treecleaners/index.xml#doc_chap7

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Old 06-13-2010, 04:04 AM
Jeremy Olexa
 
Default app-forensics/samhain ebuild issues

On 06/12/2010 10:39 PM, schism@subverted.org wrote:

Why was a valid package removed for an errant comment in the ebuild?
It's not dead upstream, and someone (me) took the time to actually look
at it and note that the issue was at least mostly addressed, except for
the comment.


Hi.

Most importantly, the package had no maintainer to help it along. So, we
could leave it masked indefinitely (because no dev cared enough to
improve the ebuild). Or, we could remove it. Cruft in the tree is not ok
because it helps no one. =/ The package was masked since March, which
gives more than enough time for another dev to pick it up but since no
one did, it was treecleaned.


Feel free to write an ebuild for the pending version bump to 2.7.1 and
then maybe one of the proxy maintainers will help you out for
gentoo-x86. Also, there is the sunrise project where you can maintain it
yourself: http://www.gentoo.org/proj/en/sunrise/




Then again, what's one more in my overlay of 54 packages, most of which
have had valid fixes posted for months, if not years?


Shortage of man power will do this, especially for maintainer-needed
packages. It was not my intent to personally offend you regarding this
package.


-Jeremy




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darkside@gentoo.org changed:

What |Removed |Added
----------------------------------------------------------------------------
Status|NEW |RESOLVED
Keywords|PMASKED |
Resolution| |FIXED
Status Whiteboard|Pending removal 22. 5. 2010 |Pending removal: 2010-05-22




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Old 06-13-2010, 04:21 AM
 
Default app-forensics/samhain ebuild issues

On Sat, Jun 12, 2010 at 11:04:26PM -0500, Jeremy Olexa wrote:
> Shortage of man power will do this, especially for maintainer-needed
> packages. It was not my intent to personally offend you regarding this
> package.

I know no personal offense was intended, nor was any taken. There
should be a bump, but it was just frustrating that the only issue that
seemed to remain was an innocuous comment within the ebuild. If that
wasn't enough, it would've been nice to know what the objections were
before whacking it.
 
Old 06-13-2010, 12:16 PM
Markos Chandras
 
Default app-forensics/samhain ebuild issues

If you care enough about this package, move it to sunrise or step up and proxy maintain it, cooperating with a developer
http://overlays.gentoo.org/proj/sunrise/wiki/ProxyMaintainer


On Sun, Jun 13, 2010 at 7:21 AM, <schism@subverted.org> wrote:

On Sat, Jun 12, 2010 at 11:04:26PM -0500, Jeremy Olexa wrote:

> Shortage of man power will do this, especially for maintainer-needed

> packages. It was not my intent to personally offend you regarding this

> package.



I know no personal offense was intended, nor was any taken. *There

should be a bump, but it was just frustrating that the only issue that

seemed to remain was an innocuous comment within the ebuild. *If that

wasn't enough, it would've been nice to know what the objections were

before whacking it.
 

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