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    Default What happened to Packman?

    I did a small search first, and actually I expected to see something about this in the openSUSE news. Anyway, does someone know what happened to Packman? It went offline again, and when trying to browse their site it says there's no website anymore.

    Thanks.

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    Default Re: What happened to Packman?

    Hi
    Yup, one of the mirrors has gone... see here;
    packman.unixheads.com down for the count
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    It is down. I wrote a kind of workaround script: updaterepos - skipping repos that are down and allowing multiple urls

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    i just switched to a different mirror
    this was not the first time unixheads went down



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    Default Re: What happened to Packman?

    Quote Originally Posted by JohnVV View Post
    i just switched to a different mirror
    this was not the first time unixheads went down
    Hi
    True, however this time it's gone for good
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    Default Re: What happened to Packman?

    Does anybody know why most of the games has gone from packman? Just a few chess clones remains there. Almost every game has got 'This package has no releases.' and no explanations why the releases disappeared or when they'll be back.

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    Default Re: What happened to Packman?

    Quote Originally Posted by inozemcew View Post
    Does anybody know why most of the games has gone from packman? Just a few chess clones remains there. Almost every game has got 'This package has no releases.' and no explanations why the releases disappeared or when they'll be back.
    Are you using the top dir in Packman, as opposed to Essentials?
    I don't use games really so I am not sure what you should have

    There is a OBS games repo
    You'll find that in Yast's community list
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    Default Re: What happened to Packman?

    Quote Originally Posted by inozemcew
    Does anybody know why most of the games has gone from packman? Just a
    few chess clones remains there. Almost every game has got 'This package
    has no releases.' and no explanations why the releases disappeared or
    when they'll be back.
    Hi
    AFAIK it's limited resources, if it's not proprietary or GPL'd and can
    be built on the openSUSE Build Service, if it's not there, create an
    openFATE or ask the games repository owners if they could build it...

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    Quote Originally Posted by caf4926
    I don't use games really so I am not sure what you should have
    Just look at that. Can you find any packages in games that have no letters 'chess' in their names?

    Quote Originally Posted by caf4926
    There is a OBS games repo
    Thanks, I know about that. There is not even a third of that was in Packman.

    Quote Originally Posted by malcolmlewis
    AFAIK it's limited resources
    I don't quite understand you. What does mean 'limited resources'? Packman's servers has limited resources, so games was needed to be removed? Or that was licensing issue?
    There is an 'Old packages' page in Packman's wiki where all those packages are listed. Why they all became obsolete at once I couldn't find, because most of the wiki written in german.

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    Default Re: What happened to Packman?

    inozemcew wrote:

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    > malcolmlewis Wrote:
    >> AFAIK it's limited resources

    > I don't quite understand you. What does mean 'limited resources'?
    > Packman's servers has limited resources, so games was needed to be
    > removed? Or that was licensing issue?
    > There is an 'Old packages' page in Packman's wiki where all those
    > packages are listed. Why they all became obsolete at once I couldn't
    > find, because most of the wiki written in german.
    >

    When I look into the category Spiele/Spass (games/fun) I can see that
    whatever package description I click the package was not updated for about
    half a year and that it is mentioned that it has no released packages. So
    this tends to support malcolmlewis comment about missing resources (man
    power or server resources?). For sure it is not about licenses, the games I
    see are almost all GPL.

    If you want an authoritative answer contact the packman people, it is the
    only way to overcome any speculation.

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