Wednesday, 31 May 2017

Re: Kimchi & Ginger in Ubuntu outdated and broken - update or remove them

On Wed, May 31, 2017 at 4:37 PM, Aline Fatima Manera <> wrote:
Otherwise, I agree it is better to remove the package than have them broken there.

Thank you Aline, Frederic and Ernst for all your feedback,
all we heard so far went went the same direction - so it is more an agreeing than a discussion.
Therefore I changed the bug to officially request the packages to be removed in artful.

Furthermore as fallback for users who come by the bug missing the package I referred to the ppa and the upstream download page.
Frederic did so in this thread already, yet OTOH all your posts seem to wait for moderation I guess so let me summarize here as well.
The following is a copy&paste of my last update to the bug so that people can find things in the mail archive as well:

per comments #8 #16 #25 and #29 I think we reached consensus and should remove the following packages from the archive in Artful:
- kimchi
- ginger

- broken
- outdated
- not maintained
- no further dependencies on them that would block

Looking for an archive admin that is willing to consider removing them.
Unassigning from Frederic and subscribing ~ubuntu-archive so one can pick.

FYI - For users who come here "missing" these packages (well likely missing a working version).
The projects strategy itself seems to be self provided deb's - while I don't like that you can get it at [1].
Furthermore there is a ppa maintained by IBM which you could use at [2].
But also please read the referred comments and links if you really want that.


Christian Ehrhardt
Software Engineer, Ubuntu Server
Canonical Ltd