Re: libpng10(/2) gone, [gdk-]imlib1 and GNOME 1 going -- check yourpackages
Nathanael Nerode <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> Thomas Bushnell wrote:
>>Do not delete packages just because you think nobody *should* use
>>them; delete them because nobody *does* use them.
> I am suggesting deleting them because nobody *can* use them.
> Unless libpng10 is brought back, none of these packages are usable.
> Are you volunteering to package and maintain libpng10? If so, good
> for you! If not, I believe that permanently uninstallable packages
> should be removed.
Sure. Why was it removed??
> Now, the removal of libpng10 was probably premature, and I wouldn't
> have done it with so many packages still depending on it. I would
> have orphaned it instead. But it's been done now. There are two
> ways to deal with that: put it back in the archive, or remove the
> things which depend on it.
So this is why I plead with the gnome maintainers not to delete
packages because they think they are obsolete.