[arch-dev-public] Third list of removal candidates

Eric Belanger belanger at ASTRO.UMontreal.CA
Tue Nov 27 02:31:18 EST 2007


Here is the third sublist. It contains the packages from the second list 
that for which no decision has been made plus the remaining orphans in the 
wiki list. There might be a fourth sublist if there are still some stray 
orphans remaining.

If you think a package should be kept or disagree about the comments, say 
it so. If you think all these packages can be removed, also say it so. If 
you want to adopt one of these packages, please adopt it through the 
dashboard and let me know.

adns	Description: adns is an asyncronous replacement resolver library
aide	Description: AIDE (Advanced Intrusion Detection Environment) is a file integrity checker
akode	it seems like it will be dependency of kde4. Any takers?
apmd	replaced by acpi (incorrect. needed for older machines)
aria	Different from aria2. Do we keep? Is the maintainer of aria2 interested?
aumix	works with oss, do we keep?
bchunk	Description: A Tool to Convert .raw .bin files to an ISO file
dctc	Description: A Direct Connect clone
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
evms	Description: Enterprise Volume Management System
font-bitstream-speedo	who uses speedo fonts?
font-misc-ethiopic	i18n support, should be kept
font-misc-meltho	i18n support, should be kept
genius	Roman: it's a gnome app. Description: Advanced calculator including a mathematical programming language
giftoxic	Description: A GTK frontend for the giFT daemon
gimp-perl	low usage: perl plugin and modules for gimp
gnome-audio 	audio files for gnome. Part of gnome-extra group. Any takers? Jan? Roman?
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
hnb	Description: hierarchical notebook (hnb) is a curses program to structure many kinds of data in one place
httptunnel	Description: httptunnel creates a bidirectional virtual data connection tunnelled in HTTP requests
httrack	Description: HTTrack is an easy-to-use offline browser utility.
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
idesk	Description: idesk plops icons down on your root window (desktop).
ijb	Description: The Internet Junkbuster Proxy (TM) blocks unwanted banner ads and protects your privacy from cookies and other threats
ippl	Description: IP Protocols Logger
ipvsadm	Description: The IP Virtual Server administration utility
ircd	Description: Internet Relay Chat Daemon
irda-utils	Utilities for infrared communication between devices: should be kept
isapnptools	ISA Plug-And-Play devices support: shopuld be kept
jetty	Description: A full-fledged production-grade lightweight Java Servlet Container
jpilot	Description: A desktop organizer application for the palm pilot
km (in testing)	Only present in i686 testing. Contains 2 kernel modules (km_drv and km_api_drv) built for 2.6.20
libgnomesu	gksu and kdesu provide same functionality
libidl	unused lib
libsvg	unused lib
masqmail	home page disappeared, another MTA
mikmod	Description: MikMod is an open source curses module player based on libmikmod
mod_python	used on Archlinux.org for django?
mod_security	Description: An open source intrusion detection and prevention engine for web applications
mpcut	Description: This program allows you to visualise the power levels in each frame of an MP3 file, select a number of frames, cut out frames you don't want, and then save the selected frames (excluding the cuts) to a separate MP3 file.
mrtg	Description: Multi Router Traffic Grapher.
netdude w libnetdude & libpcapnav	used to inspect/manipulate tcpdump trace files. Should we keep it?
netgo	a tool for changing network settings quickly and easily: Is it still useful/usable with the latest network scripts?
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
ngrep	Description: A grep-like utility that allows you to search for network packets on an interface
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.
oidentd	ident server like pidentd (orphaned). Which one should we keep or should we remove both?
openchrome	graphics drivers, should be kept unless it can be replaced by xf86-video-unichrome. Jürgen: you updated it recently, do you want to adopt it?
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.
pam_mysql	Description: A PAM module to authenticate users against mysql.
pan	Description: A powerful Newsgroup Article reader based on GTK2
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
pdq	Description: pdq is a direct replacement of lpr
perl-email-date	unused perl module. To Jan: You added it to the repo 2 months ago with several other perl packages. Did you forgot to adopt them or are they future dependencies?
pidentd	ident server like oidentd (orphaned). Which one should we keep or should we remove both?
powernowd	Do we need it? We already have cpudyn and cpufreq. As a decision been made?
pppconfig	Description: A text menu based utility for configuring ppp.
revelation	Description: Password manager for the GNOME 2 desktop
sclient	Description: A small GTK-based MUD client for X
sendfile	Description: The sendfile client transfers files to the sendfile daemon of the recipient's host
sharpconstruct	Description: A real-time modeller for 3D sculpt models
shorten	Description: Shorten is an established low complexity waveform coder which uses a lossless compression scheme, superior to that of mp3
sloth	Description: Sloth allows you to slow down a specified application by specifying (in milliseconds) the delay on the process
speedtouch	modem drivers, should be kept
splitvt	splitvt takes any VT100 terminal window and splits it vertically into two shell windows: screen does that
ssldump	Description: an SSLv3/TLS network protocol analyzer
tiacx (in unstable)	wireless drivers, should be kept
tiacx-mm (in unstable)	wireless drivers, should be kept
tmda	Description: Tagged Message Delivery Agent.
urlview	Description: A curses URL parser for text files
valknut	Description: Direct Connect 4 Linux File Sharing program.
vbetool	Description: vbetool uses lrmi in order to run code from the video BIOS
vconfig	Description: VLAN configuration utility
weex	Description: With weex, the maintainer of a web site or archive that must be administered through FTP interaction can largely ignore that process
wxpython	Description: A wxWidgets GUI toolkit for Python.
x2vnc	Description: Lets you use two monitors on two different computers one one computer
x2x	Description: Control one X display from another
xautolock	Description: An automatic X screen-locker/screen-saver
xf86-input-* 	Xorg maintainer should adopt those
xf86-video-intel 	Xorg maintainer should adopt it
xf86-video-unichrome	graphics drivers, should be kept, somebody with that hardware or the Xorg maintainer should take it
xpdf-arabic	i18n support, should be kept. Is xpdf maintainer interested?
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
zsh	very popular. iphitus will adopt if nobody else will

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