[xml/sgml-pkgs] subversion: removal of xerces24

Jay Berkenbilt qjb@debian.org
Sun, 27 Mar 2005 19:40:10 -0500

Now that xerces24 has been removed from sarge and sid, it should be
removed from subversion.  My inclination is just to

svn rm svn+ssh://svn.debian.org/svn/debian-xml-sgml/packages/xerces/xerces24

which will remove the whole xerces24 tree, including trunk, tags, and
branches, from the head revision.  Of course, if one were to want to
recover, the history is still there.  Can anyone think of a reason why
I shouldn't do this?  Another alternative would be to svn rm
everything in trunk and just put a README file stating that the
package has been removed.  Still another idea would be to create
.../packages/xerces/obsolete and move it in there.

If I hear no response within a few days, I'll do my first suggestion
next time I get caught up on non-urgent debian work, which will
probably be in about a week.

As a historical note, xerces24 and xerces25 entered the archive at the
same time, and xerces24 never had any reverse dependencies.  The only
reason I packaged it at all was because of some potential packages
that required that version specifically, but this no longer appears to
be an issue.

Jay Berkenbilt <qjb@debian.org>