[packman] removal of Leap 42.1

Felix Miata mrmazda at earthlink.net
Tue May 23 08:54:14 CEST 2017

Richard Brown composed on 2017-05-22 09:23 (UTC+0200):

> Markus Kohm wrote:

>> Olaf Hering composed:

>>> Since Leap 42.1 will receive no further updates via OBS I think it is time
>>> to remove it also from PMBS. The existing binaries will (hopefully) remain
>>> on the mirrors. This will free resources for Leap 42.3.

>> Please don't be so quick! Current release is still 42.2. 42.3 is still marked
>> as alpha on <https://software.opensuse.org/423/en> . IMHO 42.1 shouldn't be
>> removed before release of 42.3.

> I agree with Olaf - I would like to see Packman reflect the actual
> support lifecycle of openSUSE Leap releases and not to encourage users
> to remain on unsupported (and therefore insecure) versions of openSUSE
> Leap.

I don't agree it reasonable to expect everyone using 42.1 to jump up to 42.2
with 42.3 due so soon. Even without that consideration there should be several
weeks at least for everyone using 42.1 to get a chance to catch its last few

For me at least, 42.2 and 42.3 are broken by a seriously annoying upstream
wontfix GTK bug, which keeping old GTK3 libs in place avoids.
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