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Bug 182112

Summary: sys-apps/shadow: upstream is unreachable -- no website, no mailing list
Product: Gentoo Linux Reporter: Benno Schulenberg <bensberg>
Component: [OLD] Core systemAssignee: Gentoo Linux bug wranglers <bug-wranglers>
Severity: normal CC: vanya
Priority: High    
Version: 2006.1   
Hardware: All   
OS: Linux   
Package list:
Runtime testing required: ---

Description Benno Schulenberg 2007-06-15 10:41:38 UTC
Shadow's website has been 404 for at least two months now.  Mail to the mailing list is undeliverable.  Mail to the maintainer does not get answered.
Comment 1 Jakub Moc (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2007-06-15 10:43:24 UTC
And, we should do exactly what? :-)
Comment 2 Benno Schulenberg 2007-06-15 13:12:07 UTC
Mark it as dead, you silly cow.  Remove "" from the ebuild and say it is dead, gone, lost instead.
Comment 3 Jakub Moc (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2007-06-15 14:01:04 UTC
Except that HOMEPAGE cannot be empty. Absolutely no need to offend anyone here.

Comment 4 Benno Schulenberg 2007-06-15 20:09:13 UTC
Then replace its content with "d0d0, DEAD".  What's the use of pointing the user to a non-existent page?  --  Or at least prefix the URL with some indication that the website is dead.  Present accurate info, not a false hope.
Comment 5 Jakub Moc (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2007-06-15 20:13:06 UTC