[aur-general] Deletion request: virtinst-current

Jason St. John jstjohn at purdue.edu
Sun Dec 8 17:17:35 EST 2013

On Wed, Dec 4, 2013 at 10:12 PM, Jason St. John <jstjohn at purdue.edu> wrote:
> This is an extension of the rename request for virtinst-current -->
> virtinst[1]. Based on some further research by djpohly, it was
> discovered that virt-manager-0.10.0-1 began providing virt-install[2].
> djpohly offered that it might be useful to keep virtinst around
> because of all the dependencies that virt-manager pulls in. I thought
> about this for a bit and posted the following comment on the
> virtinst-current AUR page:
> "Are there many cases where virt-install would be needed without all
> of the extra dependencies on, e.g., some of the graphical
> tools/utilities? Just headless VM servers? virt-manager also installs
> the programs virt-clone, virt-convert, and virt-image, which seem
> quite useful even on headless VM servers.
> Unless virt-manager gets split into GUI and non-GUI packages, I don't
> see the value in keeping [the virtinst-current] package around. And
> even if [virt-manager] does get split into GUI and non-GUI packages,
> the non-GUI package would include virt-install anyway. So either way,
> I think this package can be safely deleted."
> As such, I am requesting that virtinst-current[3] be deleted.
> [1] https://mailman.archlinux.org/pipermail/aur-general/2013-December/026311.html
> [2] https://projects.archlinux.org/svntogit/community.git/commit/trunk?h=packages/virt-manager&id=5493fd016372532c5e90556e6ad5399b7e625a84
> [3] https://aur.archlinux.org/packages/virtinst-current/
> Thanks,
> Jason

It seems like this was missed. Can a TU please handle this?
virtinst-current needs to be deleted.



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