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Bug 117537 - GNUstep and libsafe lost their stable x86 ebuilds
Summary: GNUstep and libsafe lost their stable x86 ebuilds
Alias: None
Product: Gentoo Linux
Classification: Unclassified
Component: New packages (show other bugs)
Hardware: x86 All
: High enhancement (vote)
Assignee: Gentoo Linux bug wranglers
Depends on:
Reported: 2006-01-02 22:01 UTC by Mark
Modified: 2006-01-03 14:47 UTC (History)
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Description Mark 2006-01-02 22:01:23 UTC
(begin complaint)

I use both GNUstep and libsafe on my desktop and laptop, and libsafe on my server. All 3 systems now issue complaints when I run "emerge -Du world" because the stable x86 ebuilds were deleted.

These aren't the only packages to have this happen recently. Paolo Pedroni <> filed bug 117518 when the alsa-utils lost its stable x86 ebuild.

I marked this as "all platforms, all OS's" because it's a human error, not a coding error, and could happen to any ebuild on any platform.

If it were within my power, I would make it impossible to remove the last stable ebuild for a package. New packages which have never had a stable ebuild would be exempt. Once a package has a stable ebuild, it should *always* have a stable ebuild, until it is totally deleted from Portage.

I'm not sure what a proper preventative measure would be (a GLEP?), or if this is the proper place to complain about this. If I should say this in a different forum, just say so, and I'll take it there. I just had to say something.

(end complaint)
Comment 1 Jakub Moc (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2006-01-03 02:21:40 UTC
Well, I'm sorry but sys-libs/libsafe has never been stable anywhere, and gnustep-gui has 0.9.5 stable. 
Comment 2 Mark 2006-01-03 14:17:55 UTC
Yes, you are right. It appears that I have somehow installed some ~x86 packages unwittingly. I never had libsafe or any GNUstep packages (except gorm) marked as ~x86, so I don't know how they got installed.

Complaint withdrawn. Sorry for wasting your time.
Comment 3 Jakub Moc (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2006-01-03 14:47:21 UTC
Thanks, closing.