Monday, 29 May 2017

Kimchi & Ginger in Ubuntu outdated and broken - update or remove them

Hi Aline and Frederic,
I came along this issue to drop the libvirt-bin dependency [1], but I had to realize that kimchi and ginger hang outdated in the archive since a way too long time.

- initial upload in wily
- no fix/update since then
- upstream development continued
- in newer releases broken lacking the upstream fixes
- upstream provides out of tree .debs to install

I hereby try to reach out to the maintainers that drove the initial uploads into Ubuntu and the recent .deb packages hosted by the kimchi-project.

If you are willing and able to update kimchi/ginger to a working state in the Ubuntu Archive please confirm and do that.

Otherwise - if e.g. the out-of-archive .deb is the current strategy we should consider removing it from the archive in artful.


Christian Ehrhardt
Software Engineer, Ubuntu Server
Canonical Ltd