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To:General Discussion about Arch Linux From:Eric BĂ©langer Subject:Re: [arch-general] [arch-dev-public] Dropping squirrelmail Date:Mon, 7 May 2012 19:58:58 -0400
 

On Mon, May 7, 2012 at 1:21 PM, David Rosenstrauch <darose@darose.net> wrote:
> On 05/07/2012 01:12 PM, Jelle van der Waa wrote:
>>
>> On 07/05/12 16:20, David Rosenstrauch wrote:
>>>
>>> On 05/05/2012 11:27 AM, Genes MailLists wrote:
>>>>
>>>> On 05/05/2012 10:32 AM, Pierre Schmitz wrote:
>>>>>
>>>>> Hi all,
>>>>>
>>>>> FYI: I plan to drop squirrelmail from [extra]. It is orphaned and it
>>>>> wont work with PHP 5.4. (According to pkgstats it has no users anyway)
>>>>>
>>>>> Greetings,
>>>>>
>>>>> Pierre
>>>
>>>
>>> pkgstats is wrong. I use it, and have for years.
>>>
>>> DR
>>
>> Then you didn't install pkgstats and have had it running ;)
>
>
> Nope. Have had pkgstats installed since 2008:
>
> [darose@darsys12 log]$ grep pkgstats pacman.log
> [2008-11-07 10:50] installed pkgstats (1.0-2)
> [2009-10-29 22:06] upgraded pkgstats (1.0-2 -> 1.0-3)
> [2010-09-10 16:25] Running 'pacman -S encfs hwdetect acidrip chromium
> libmysqlclient mysql-clients pacman pkgstats vlc pacman-mirrorlist'
> [2010-09-10 16:25] upgraded pkgstats (1.0-3 -> 2.0-2)
> [2010-09-29 16:27] Running 'pacman -S thunderbird xterm openssh k3b qt
> kernel26 kernel26-headers man-pages nspluginwrapper pkgstats dosfstools
> dnsutils linux-firmware lftp xulrunner'
> [2010-09-29 16:33] Note: A weekly cronjob was installed to
> /etc/cron.weekly/pkgstats
> [2010-09-29 16:33] upgraded pkgstats (2.0-2 -> 2.1-4)
> [2011-05-25 22:01] Running 'pacman -S encfs frostwire file gparted pidgin
> libpurple libxfce4util mkinitcpio pkgstats rsync xz'
> [2011-05-25 22:02] Running 'pacman -S encfs frostwire file gparted pidgin
> libpurple libxfce4util pkgstats rsync xz'
> [2011-05-25 22:02] upgraded pkgstats (2.1-4 -> 2.1-5)
> [2011-12-15 13:54] Running 'pacman -S pkgstats'
>
>
> And (as far as I know) its weekly cron job has been running successfully.
> Just ran it again by hand now to make sure:
>
> [root@darsys12 log]# su -s /bin/bash -c '/usr/bin/pkgstats -q' nobody
>
>
> Anyway, bottom line is: I don't think your assumption that squirrelmail has
> no users in Arch is correct.
>
> DR

pkgstats only shows packages with more than 1% usage. Squirrelmail
might have users but it's less than 1%, i.e. not enough to keep it in
repo.