FS#58263 - js52 should 'replace' js

Attached to Project: Arch Linux
Opened by Bernhard Landauer (oberon) - Wednesday, 18 April 2018, 23:24 GMT
Last edited by Eli Schwartz (eschwartz) - Thursday, 19 April 2018, 00:14 GMT
Task Type Bug Report
Category Packages: Extra
Status Closed
Assigned To No-one
Architecture All
Severity Low
Priority Normal
Reported Version
Due in Version Undecided
Due Date Undecided
Percent Complete 100%
Votes 0
Private No


Since js got removed I think it would make sense to have js52 officially 'replace' it.
Else it will remain sleepin indefinitely on systems...
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Closed by  Eli Schwartz (eschwartz)
Thursday, 19 April 2018, 00:14 GMT
Reason for closing:  Not a bug
Additional comments about closing:  "people might not bother to remove old packages that don't do anything" is not a reason to report inaccurate information in the metadata. Those people do not necessarily need js52 any more than js, or alternatively might need js itself for their own reasons.
Comment by loqs (loqs) - Wednesday, 18 April 2018, 23:53 GMT
This also assumes arch users do not use pacman -Qdt. The same argument could be made for every package arch drops from the official repositories.
Arch still ships three js packages because they are incompatible. If a package still actually relies on js the replaces will remove it without providing a replacement.
Comment by Bernhard Landauer (oberon) - Thursday, 19 April 2018, 00:00 GMT
Ok yes, makes sense.