On Sat, 2019-03-16 at 09:31 +0000, James Le Cuirot wrote:
> On Fri, 15 Mar 2019 10:23:00 +0100
> Michał Górny <mgo...@gentoo.org> wrote:
> > # Michał Górny <mgo...@gentoo.org> (15 Mar 2019)
> > # Last reverse dependency of dev-libs/libgcrypt-1.5* (#656378).  Current
> > # version is outdated, maintainer is MIA and the new versions are
> > # in distro-unfriendly AppImage format (#661740).
> > # Removal in 30 days.  Bug #677486.
> > dev-util/staruml-bin
> > =dev-libs/libgcrypt-1.5*
> I don't care about staruml-bin but libgcrypt is one of those legacy
> libraries that would be helpful to keep around for older proprietary
> software that is not in the tree. In particular, it is used by
> Half-Life 2 and Portal, not exactly obscure games. It is included in
> the Steam runtime but we highly recommend against using that because it
> causes many issues.

I don't understand why would you want to run some proprietary native
executables requiring obsolete libraries on your system when HL2 works
perfectly via wine, and gets a nice performance boost via Gallium Nine.

> If you want me to maintain this version then I can do that. If it's
> otherwise causing real issues by being in the tree then I could move it
> to steam-overlay but I'd rather not. There may be non-Steam use cases.

Yeah, moving to Steam overlay is what I'd suggest.  However, you want to
talk to crypto@ people since they flagged it for removal.

Best regards,
Michał Górny

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