[aur-general] Dropping official gitlab packages

Sven-Hendrik Haase svenstaro at gmail.com
Thu Dec 26 00:51:36 UTC 2019

On Thu, 26 Dec 2019 at 01:43, Anatol Pomozov <anatol.pomozov at gmail.com>

> Thanks for the reply.
> On Wed, Dec 25, 2019 at 2:20 PM Sven-Hendrik Haase <svenstaro at gmail.com>
> wrote:
> >> > I maintain the official gitlab packages gitlab, gitlab-gitaly,
> >> > gitlab-runner, gitlab-shell, gitlab-workhorse and python-gitlab. Out
> of
> >> > these, I'll be dropping gitlab, gitlab-gitaly, gitlab-shell and
> >> > gitlab-workhorse because they are way too much work to maintain and I
> can't
> >> > keep up and the result isn't great.
> >>
> >> I remember discussions about using gitlab to manage our (future) git
> >> repos. If we want to go this route then we need to keep gitlab in our
> >> repos.
> >
> >
> > That is entirely orthogonal because we're using Docker for that
> currently anyway as we'll use their Enterprise Edition offering which we
> didn't package.
> I probably missed this discussion so I am out of context. But what is
> the reason we prefer Docker+EE versus using a plain Arch package for
> GitLab community edition?

Because Docker+EE works flawlessly and reliably while upstream breaks the
packages we have every other release. Upstream _needs_ their Docker EE
image to work as there's tons of money to be lost there but they don't care
about our downstream packages. Also, I didn't see any way to package their
EE at the time. I lost too much time maintaining these fruitless packages
and it's time to cut those losses.

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