[arch-dev-public] Old gtkmm package removal

Dan McGee dpmcgee at gmail.com
Thu May 17 09:52:06 EDT 2007

On 5/17/07, Jan de Groot <jan at jgc.homeip.net> wrote:
> Looking at http://bugs.archlinux.org/task/7180 :
> We imported these packages (gtkmm1, gtkmm2.2) because we had apps that
> required it (I remember packaging gtkmm2.2 for passepartout which never
> made it to our repositories). I already cleaned gtkmm2.2 and libsigc++2,
> the one left here is gtkmm1 and its dependency libsigc++:
> [jan at laptop pacman]$ grep gtkmm1 */*/depends
> extra/ickle-0.3.2-1/depends:gtkmm1
> [jan at laptop pacman]$ grep libsigc++ */*/depends | grep -v sigc++2
> extra/gtkmm1-1.2.10-2/depends:libsigc++
> extra/libicq2000-0.3.2-3/depends:libsigc++
> extra/libuta-0.4.4-1/depends:libsigc++
> [jan at laptop pacman]$ grep libicq2000 */*/depends
> extra/ickle-0.3.2-1/depends:libicq2000>=0.3.2
> [jan at laptop pacman]$ grep libuta */*/depends
> [jan at laptop pacman]$
> [jan at laptop pacman]$ pacman -Ss ickle
> extra/ickle 0.3.2-1
>     ickle - a icq2000 client
> First, we have ickle, which requires gtkmm1 and libsigc++. Then we have
> libuta, which is a library used by nothing. Given the fact that gtk1 and
> especially gtkmm1 is very old and unmaintained, I would like to remove
> them from the repositories or move them to unsupported. According to
> archstats, there's 2 users having ickle installed, where we have lots of
> users who have a different ICQ client installed (gaim/pidgin, kopete and
> possibly others).
> What's our opinion on this? Purge or move all these packages?

I say dump them, at best move them to unsupported.


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