[Pkg-lxde-maintainers] Bug#888670: gnome-system-tools: has been unmaintained upstream for a long time

Andreas Henriksson andreas at fatal.se
Sun Jan 26 09:36:31 GMT 2020

Control: severity -1 serious


On Sun, Jan 28, 2018 at 08:27:57PM +0200, Andriy Grytsenko wrote:
> Thank you for this notice. I will try to find a way and handle this
> situation ASAP, it's really complicated one, I cannot disagree.

The python2 removal efforts are upon us and with that gnome-doc-utils
is about to get removed (as it has been superseeded by yelp a very long
time ago so porting gnome-doc-utils isn't considered at all).

The gnome-system-tools package is basically the sole remaining blocker
for this now and it needs active effort to get ported over to yelp.
Discussion about this in #947530

A plan for how gnome-system-tools is going to maintained is desperately
needed at this point. As there has been no followup on the above 2 year
old message it's unclear to me if such a plan exists, but my impression
is that very little has happened in the past 2 years despite many
outstanding really bothersome bug reports against this package.

If a plan is not presented very soon it looks like the only viable
option is to finally file a RoQA: RM bug report to get
gnome-system-tools removed from the archive, which I'm going to do
unless there's any evidence of active maintenance.

I've already notified the sole remaining reverse-dependency,
parl-desktop, in #888675. I'm also CCing the reverse recommends
which should either drop their recommends or need to step up
and help out if they want to see gnome-system-tools package
continue to be available in the debian archive.

Andreas Henriksson

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