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Delete request impact /snapshot repository too

Added by dimstar over 5 years ago. Updated over 5 years ago.

Status:
New
Priority:
High
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Target version:
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Start date:
2017-03-13
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Description

Every now and then, whenever some basic package layout changes, we are badly impacted by delete requests. The latest example:

gcc5 has been removed from openSUSE:Factory (incl. libffi4) - quite a bunch of the distro did not yet redo the build against libffi7 (rebuild=local will only trigger once libffi4 is no longer available in order to satisfy deps)

Now, with libff-gcc5 deleted, the binary package libffi4 is gone - but not only from /standard, but also from /snapshot

Consequence is, that until the 0313 snapshot is built, tested and published, openSUSE:Factory/snapshot will cause build issues in all devel projects.

We need to come up with a smart solution to allow dropping packages without running into this issue over and over

History

#1 Updated by rguenther over 5 years ago

In the past I was (repeatedly) asking for "old" shlib packages not
to be pruned like this but "garbage collected" only. Both from
_repository (to avoid dances when doing SONAME updates in Ring-0)
and of course from published repositories.

But appearantly it's not annoying often enough to warrant fixing...

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