[arch-dev-public] request: remove mailx from Core

Eric Belanger belanger at ASTRO.UMontreal.CA
Wed Jan 9 18:51:28 EST 2008

On Tue, 8 Jan 2008, Aaron Griffin wrote:

> On Jan 8, 2008 11:47 AM, Eric Belanger <belanger at astro.umontreal.ca> wrote:
>> Once logrotate won't depends on mailx anymore, no other packages in the
>> repo (core and extra) will require mailx. Can we simply remove it
>> completely from the repo?  Or is it one of these packages that we want to
>> keep in the repo? As I have adopted mailx because it was an orphaned core
>> package, is there anyone who are more interest than me in maintaining this
>> package?
> I *think* it's optional in a few other distros. I don't see why it
> needs to be part of the base system. Additionally, heirloom mailx is
> supposed to be better (there's a bug report on it)
> I will maintain it if you don't want it. It's one of those apps that I
> would use if I had to, but don't use otherwise.

OK, it's all yours then.

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