[pacman-dev] [PATCH] RFC: remove upx and optipng support from makepkg

Allan McRae allan at archlinux.org
Fri Feb 12 11:15:24 UTC 2016

On 03/02/16 07:51, Allan McRae wrote:
> On 03/02/16 00:18, Florian Pritz wrote:
>> On 02.02.2016 02:44, Allan McRae wrote:
>>> These options were added before libmakepkg allowed passes like this to be
>>> dropped in.  I prefer only real core packaging tasks to be included in
>>> makepkg and additional things like this to be dropped in by a user or
>>> distribution that wants to support them.
>> The linux folks want as many modules in their tree as possible so that
>> they can improve/change the interfaces between the core and the modules
>> easily and without breaking third-party modules. I also have the feeling
>> that any time I see software supporting plugins, these plugins are more
>> often than not in bad shape, especially when they are maintained by a
>> third party.
> Linux wants to make sure everything boots and functions out of the box.
>  I don't want to make makepkg achieve every possible packaging pass.  I
> have already rejected a request to add SVG optimization (and something
> else I can not remember...).
>> These two modules seem to be really small and should not require much
>> maintenance. Considering the points mentioned above I'd suggest to keep
>> them.
> I consider these modules unmaintained - I will not fix any bug in them
> (e.g. we can not use either with a clean chroot) and no-one else really
> works on makepkg...

Was there any other opinion on these?


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