[arch-dev-public] Cleanup update (was: Third list of removal candidates)
belanger at ASTRO.UMontreal.CA
Sat Dec 15 12:42:09 EST 2007
After removing several packages, here's what's left:
=====Packages for which interest has been shown or that should remain in extra=====
apmd replaced by acpi (incorrect. needed for older machines)
dmcradio Description: A ncurses-based console program for radio tuner cards.
efax utilities to send and receive faxes, I guess we should keep it unless another package provides fax support
genius Roman: it's a gnome app. Description: Advanced calculator including a mathematical programming language
gnome-audio audio files for gnome. Part of gnome-extra group. Any takers? Jan? Roman?
hnb Description: hierarchical notebook (hnb) is a curses program to structure many kinds of data in one place
ipvsadm Description: The IP Virtual Server administration utility
isapnptools ISA Plug-And-Play devices support: shopuld be kept
jetty Description: A full-fledged production-grade lightweight Java Servlet Container
mrtg Description: Multi Router Traffic Grapher.
nss_ldap Description: The nss_ldap module provides the means for Linux and Solaris workstations to resolve the entities defined in RFC 2307 from LDAP directories.
pam_ldap Description: The pam_ldap module provides the means for Solaris and Linux workstations to authenticate against LDAP directories, and to change their passwords in the directory.
pdns-ldap unused lib, might be included in pdns (currently orphaned)
pdns-mysql unused lib, might be included in pdns (currently orphaned)
pdns-pgsql unused lib, might be included in pdns (currently orphaned)
pdns-recursor Description: PowerDNS recursor
perl-email-date unused perl module. Jan: What's your take on this after reading my response: http://archlinux.org/pipermail/arch-dev-public/2007-November/003377.html ? Should we remove them?
speedtouch modem drivers, should be kept
xf86-input-* Xorg maintainer should adopt those
xf86-video-intel Xorg maintainer should adopt it
xf86-video-unichrome Xorg maintainer should adopt it
In the above list, Jan has shown interest in adopting the gnome stuff and
the ldap and pdns stuff but hasn't done so yet via the dashboard.
As for the rest, we should find a maintainer unless someone thinks that
some of them may be moved to unsupported.
=====Packages on the verge of being moved to unsupported=====
adns Description: adns is an asyncronous replacement resolver library
aide Description: AIDE (Advanced Intrusion Detection Environment) is a file integrity checker
gpart Description: Gpart is a tool which tries to guess the primary partition table of a PC-type hard disk in case the primary partition table in sector 0 is damaged
gpgme03 obsoleted by gpgme???
gprolog Can be removed, I guess. There is another prolog compiler (swi-prolog) in repo.
hashalot Description: A tool to hash stuff
hypermail Description: Hypermail is a program that takes a file of mail messages in UNIX mailbox format and generates a set of cross-referenced HTML documents
ippl Description: IP Protocols Logger
ircd Description: Internet Relay Chat Daemon
mod_security Description: An open source intrusion detection and prevention engine for web applications
netdude w libnetdude & libpcapnav used to inspect/manipulate tcpdump trace files. Should we keep it?
netkit-bootparamd Do we keep?
netkit-ntalk Isn't talk obsoleted by Instant Messaging and IRC?
netpipes Description: The netpipes package makes TCP/IP streams usable in shell scripts
oidentd ident server like pidentd (orphaned). Which one should we keep or should we remove both?
pam_mysql Description: A PAM module to authenticate users against mysql.
pidentd ident server like oidentd (orphaned). Which one should we keep or should we remove both?
pppconfig Description: A text menu based utility for configuring ppp.
sendfile Description: The sendfile client transfers files to the sendfile daemon of the recipient's host
ssldump Description: an SSLv3/TLS network protocol analyzer
tmda Description: Tagged Message Delivery Agent.
vconfig Description: VLAN configuration utility
x2vnc Description: Lets you use two monitors on two different computers one one computer
x2x Description: Control one X display from another
xprobe Description: tool for remote OS fingerprinting based on ICMP responses received from the host
yp-tools Description: yp-tools is an implementation of the NIS client tools for Linux
ytalk Description: A client of the talk/ntalk inet daemon
zebra Description: Manages IPv4 and IPv6 routing protocols
Does anyone objects in moving the packages in the above list to
unsupported? If you are fine with their removal, let me know so I know
that a few other devs went through the list.
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