[aur-requests] [PRQ#12992] Deletion Request for libipathverbs

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Wed Oct 17 03:07:06 UTC 2018

jamespharvey20 [1] filed a deletion request for libipathverbs [2]:

Same reason as earlier libibscif deletion request.

Upstream totally changed libibscif's dependencies (merging libibverbs
into rdma-core, then subsequent changes within rdma-core) and
completely broke libibscif.  Asked upstream: "Is libibscif dead, and
should OS repositories remove it?"

Answer 2: "Yes... Out of tree providers are not supported by rdma-
core.  All providers must be in-tree."

Like libibscif, libipathverbs is an out of tree provider.

If anyone needs this anymore, they'll need to plead with the rdma-core
maintainers and/or Intel to work on it.  Or, abandon rdma-core and run
an entire framework of outdated Infiniband related packages...

[1] https://aur.archlinux.org/account/jamespharvey20/
[2] https://aur.archlinux.org/pkgbase/libipathverbs/

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