Notice: As of NRPE version 4.0.1, this project is deprecated. It will not receive any more bugfixes or features, except to resolve security issues.
We should drop it at some point, ideally before Mageia 8.
Apparently it's being replaced by:
ncpa is yet another PITA to build, shipping with modified dependencies, and isn't compatible with python 3.
As long as we don't have a suitable replacement for nrpe, I don't see the point of removing it from the distribution.
I can't find any official deprecation advisory in upstream documentation, and latest version is no older than july. I don't see any reason to rush here.
(In reply to Guillaume Rousse from comment #4)
> I can't find any official deprecation advisory in upstream documentation,
> and latest version is no older than july. I don't see any reason to rush
You can find the deprecation notice prominently on the page which David linked. The quote is from the readme.
If they're only supposed to be fixing security issues, Mageia 8 needs to be updated to 4.1.0. It would be nice if they would say for how long they intend to keep fixing security issues.
Added in task-obsolete
As there is still no credible replacement for it, forcing removal from where it is already installed seems an overzealous decision. And I still see no attempt to ask current maintainer ("dlucio", according to maintainer DB) opinion on the subject.
dlucio has been inactive for years, but yes, I would have preferred to see this replaced by ncpa, rather than task-obsolete.
This bug was opened about 3 years and nobody did not take care or make anything for this, so I don't see any problem to drop this package!
And yes the real maintainer is really inactive for years.
I did take care enough to have a look at the suggested replacement, which wasn't suitable, and which still isn't. Just because no solution was found sofar doesn't mean nobody acted.
And while the removal of the software from the distribution may be acceptable, forcing its removal from someone else system is not. Once again, this kind of decision belongs to system administrators, not to overzealous distribution contributers.
I agree with Guillaume
IMO drop it but let it be kept installed if upgrading
What do you think Lewis?
I agree, not everything that's dropped needs to be or should be kept in task-obsolete. Now that the package has been dropped, we can remove it from task-obsolete.
nrpe removed from task-obsolete (by David Geiger). Thanks.
(In reply to Morgan Leijström from comment #12)
> I agree with Guillaume
> IMO drop it but let it be kept installed if upgrading
> What do you think Lewis?
This looks sensible.