[arch-dev-public] Request: adding alpine to extra

Paul Mattal paul at mattal.com
Thu Feb 7 14:02:37 EST 2008

Eric Belanger wrote:
> On Sun, 3 Feb 2008, Aaron Griffin wrote:
>> On Feb 3, 2008 3:29 PM, Eric Belanger <belanger at astro.umontreal.ca> 
>> wrote:
>>> On Sat, 2 Feb 2008, Thomas Bächler wrote:
>>>> Paul Mattal schrieb:
>>>>> Eric Belanger wrote:
>>>>>> Hi,
>>>>>> I would like to add alpine to the extra repo where it will replace
>>>>>> pine which is no longer being developped. Reference: FS#9040.
>>>>> +2, the second for encouragement!
>>>>> Can we leave pine there too for a little while until people have had a
>>>>> chance to transition?
>>>> I don't see the need: pine is no longer being developped, so there will
>>>> be no updates. People who already have it installed will need a
>>>> transition, people who don't will immediately start with alpine. A
>>>> package in the repository is no longer needed.
>>> If it would be better, I could add alpine to testing first with the
>>> replace line in and keep pine in extra.  And after 1-2 weeks , move 
>>> alpine
>>> to extra and remove pine.  That might ease up the transition but I agree
>>> with Thomas here.
>> I agree with you two as well. pine users should know what they're
>> doing anyway, so a transition shouldn't be hard
> Should alpine go straight in extra or in testing first?

I'd say let's just drop it in testing for a short stint. I'll use a 
guy in our office as a test case upgrade.

- P

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