[arch-dev-public] Cleanup update (was: Third list of removal candidates)

K. Piche kpiche at rogers.com
Tue Dec 18 23:42:15 EST 2007

On Sat, 2007-12-15 at 12:42 -0500, Eric Belanger wrote:
> 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

Is there a standard way to config VLANs?  iputils or iproute?

> 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

Do we have other router software?  I'm curious if we cover more advanced
server functionality.

> =====
> 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.

K. Piche <kpiche at rogers.com>

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