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Re: [bug-womb] GNU package lists move from womb to www

From: Ludovic Courtès
Subject: Re: [bug-womb] GNU package lists move from womb to www
Date: Sun, 12 May 2019 12:37:20 +0200
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Ineiev <address@hidden> skribis:

> On Mon, Apr 29, 2019 at 11:18:41AM -0400, Ineiev wrote:
>> To reduce maintenance burden, we decided to move GNU package lists
>> maintained in the 'gnumaint' module of womb CVS repository
>> to www web pages repository.
>> These files were previously checked out like
>> cvs -z3 -d:pserver:address@hidden:/sources/womb \
>>   co gnumaint
>> After the migration, the command is going to look like
>> cvs -z3 -d:pserver:address@hidden:/web/www \
>>   co www/prep/gnumaint
>> (You'll also will be able to download the latest revisions
>> of the files from https://www.gnu.org/prep/gnumaint/.)
>> After moving file, we'll remove them from their previous
>> repository and add a README directing to the new location.
> Done.

Thanks for working on it.

I forgot to chime in earlier I think, but I wondered who is “we” in “we
decided” above, and my gut reaction was that it’s sad that GNU
maintainers would effectively lose access to that important piece of

In Guix we have a bit of infrastructure that relies on this info, so I
guess we’ll update the URL.  It was useful that those of us interested
in this info could occasionally update the rec file in the Womb.  Now
we’ll perhaps end up maintaining two different databases, which would be
a sad outcome.

My 2¢!


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