[arch-dev-public] dropping lilo?

Aaron Griffin aaronmgriffin at gmail.com
Wed Mar 18 13:46:45 EDT 2009

On Wed, Mar 18, 2009 at 12:39 PM, Daenyth Blank <daenyth+arch at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Wed, Mar 18, 2009 at 13:25, Andreas Radke <a.radke at arcor.de> wrote:
>> I'm still listed being the maintainer of our lilo package. The former
>> upstream website is down for months, only some mirrors are available.
>> Though the package is still working well (haven't heard any complains)
>> we have 2 good working grub(-legacy) and also grub(2) alternatives and
>> we recommend these now all time.
>> Do you guys think it's time to drop lilo from the repos? I'd like to do
>> so. Or does somebody want to take it over from me?
>> -Andy
> According to pkgstats, it has a fairly wide install base, so I think
> if it gets moved anywhere, community would be best...
> That being said, do we want to encourage people to use it? It's pretty
> old and featureless, and as you say, apparantly not really maintained
> any longer

The stats are probably related to the fact that it's in the base group.

Do we lose anything by dropping lilo? Is there anything that only lilo can do?

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