[packman] duplicated packages

Sascha Manns samannsml at directbox.com
Fri Jun 10 15:21:32 CEST 2011

Hi Cristian,

Cristian Morales Vega <cmorve69 at yahoo.es> wrote at Wednesday 08 June 

> On 8 June 2011 09:01, Ludwig Nussel <ludwig.nussel at suse.de> wrote:
> > Hi,
> > 
> > I thought Essentials was meant as kind of minimal, safe addon for
> > released distros? Now there are almost 200 packages in it,
> > including ones that are published for distros where the package
> > already exists.
> > Just taking a random sample:
> > - SDL_sound: copy (ie no link, no branch) of version 1.0.3 that was
> >  even in 11.1 already
> > - schroedinger: unversioned link to a devel project, published for
> >  11.3 which already has version 1.0.9. There was no ABI nor ABI
> >  change so why? If there are any important bug fixes in 1.0.10 then
> >  why not just request an online update instead of throwing an
> >  unreviewed, moving target from a devel project at the users?
> > - taglib: again unversioned link to a devel project. The package
> >  even has different subpackages than on the distro. Is this version
> >  update needed at all? If so and it's safe why not request a
> >  maintenance update?
> When I got in Packman I tried to clean it. But since you don't know
> who makes some of the changes (like enabling the build for a version)
> or why they are done, and we don't get any kind of report of changes
> it's difficult to fix.
> I inserted the information I had in the packages descriptions, so in
> http://pmbs.links2linux.org/package/show?package=cdparanoia&project=E
> ssentials you can see: "This package is needed because SLE_11 and
> Evergreen don't provide updated enough (3.10.2) versions for
> old-gstreamer010-plugins-base". But I tried to be conservative, so
> for fluidsynth you have a "No idea why it's here. But at the moment
> of this writing the linked version is exactly the same than the one
> from openSUSE 11.4 (and obviously Factory), so it's disabled for
> them".
> For schroedinger I wrote "This package is needed because SLE_11 and
> Evergreen don't provide updated enough (1.0.6) versions for ffmpeg".
> But now the package is built also for "Evergreen_11.2" and
> "openSUSE_11.3". Someone else enabled it for those versions... but no
> idea of who, why or when.
If the packages are not updated enough, then we can build the Packages 
in the openSUSE BuildService directly, and send a submitrequest to the 
related repos. Or i'm false?

Sincerely yours

Sascha Manns			
openSUSE Community & Support Agent

Web: http://saigkill.homelinux.net

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