[arch-dev-public] gnupg 2.3.1-1 pulled from [testing]

Lukas Fleischer lfleischer at archlinux.org
Tue May 11 12:28:24 UTC 2021

Hi Morten,

Thanks for the summary.

On Mon, 10 May 2021 at 13:31:13, Morten Linderud via arch-dev-public wrote:
> Why was this removed with no headsup? It caused a fair bit of confusion for a
> few people and the cause of this issue isn't very clear when packaged fail to
> verify. Ideally we should have pushed gnupg with an epoch?

I removed the package after Jan informed me yesterday that the package
is broken. Apologies for not making a public announcement; I should have
send an email to our mailing lists.

The package has two undocumented patches, one to remove a warning and
another one that's required for pacman. I was not aware that pacman
required a patched version of GnuPG and will work on porting/rebasing
and documenting the patches before pushing a new build.

When it comes to pushing with epoch, my understanding was that it is
expected that packages break occasionally in [testing] and might get
dropped. The recommendation for all [testing] users used to be to
subscribe to arch-dev-public where dropped packages are (or at least
should be) announced. Do we want to provide upgrade paths for broken
packages in [testing]?


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