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Bug 751001

Summary: gnome-extra/gnome-commander: last revdep of gnome-base/gnome-vfs
Product: Gentoo Linux Reporter: Michał Górny <mgorny>
Component: Current packagesAssignee: Uwe Scholz <u.scholz83>
Status: CONFIRMED ---    
Severity: normal CC: gnome, proxy-maint, treecleaner
Priority: Normal    
Version: unspecified   
Hardware: All   
OS: Linux   
URL: https://gitlab.gnome.org/GNOME/gnome-commander/-/issues/33
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Description Michał Górny archtester Gentoo Infrastructure gentoo-dev Security 2020-10-24 09:44:32 UTC
Per package.deprecated:

# Matt Turner <mattst88@gentoo.org> (2020-03-17)
# Deprecated GNOME 2 era packages
# Bugs #640022, #713010, #726784, #728956
gnome-base/gnome-vfs
[...]


Plus look into eliminating this dependency (I suppose gvfs is the modern replacement).
Comment 1 Uwe Scholz 2020-10-24 16:41:54 UTC
I won't be able to remove the gnome-vfs dependency in the near future in upstream. From my point of view it would make sense to mask and remove gnome-commander from the portage tree. Feel free to go ahead and remove the package. I did not do that before and don't know what has to be done to do it. As a package maintainer I give my okay here to remove gnome-commander from the portage tree. :-(
Comment 2 Michał Górny archtester Gentoo Infrastructure gentoo-dev Security 2020-10-30 11:25:23 UTC
Are you aware of any close alternatives we could point our users to?
Comment 3 Michał Górny archtester Gentoo Infrastructure gentoo-dev Security 2020-10-30 11:32:59 UTC
So far I've found x11-misc/sunflower as something with two-pane design and still maintained.
Comment 4 Conrad Kostecki gentoo-dev 2020-10-30 14:41:54 UTC
(In reply to Michał Górny from comment #3)
> So far I've found x11-misc/sunflower as something with two-pane design and
> still maintained.

GURU also has app-misc/doublecmd-bin, which would come close to that.
Comment 5 Uwe Scholz 2020-11-01 17:46:50 UTC
I can also say that x11-misc/sunflower comes closest to gnome-commander, compared to other graphical file managers.

What I would miss without gnome-commander is a multi-rename tool (it's a part of gnome-commander) which can make use of file metadata (i.e. exif, mp3tags, etc). I am not aware of such a tool in portage. Does someone know a possible replacement? Sunflower can only handle audio metadata when renaming files.
Comment 6 Michał Górny archtester Gentoo Infrastructure gentoo-dev Security 2020-11-01 17:59:25 UTC
Have you looked how hard it'd be to make parts depending on gnome-vfs optional?
Comment 7 Uwe Scholz 2020-11-01 18:10:47 UTC
Well, when I started trying to code away from it more than two years ago, I was not that good in programming and honestly I did not really found a good migration guide which helped me. But I realized that gnome-vfs is used quite heavily in the program - for me it would take several months to code away from it. Also other volunteers gave up after some attempts. I always had the plan in my mind to start the work again, but I did not find the time...
Comment 8 Mart Raudsepp gentoo-dev 2020-11-01 18:40:18 UTC
https://developer.gnome.org/gio/stable/migrating.html -  Migrating from GnomeVFS to GIO
Comment 9 Uwe Scholz 2020-11-01 18:46:20 UTC
I know all the official migration guides, but they are very abstract and short. When I tried to do the actual work I was lost with them. :-|