system-config-kickstart: Demote from main / thoughts on removing?

Bug #1738046 reported by Bryan Quigley on 2017-12-13
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Bug Description

Rationale:
This package is uninstallable in Fedora 27 (which used to be the active upstream) - https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1406598.

dnf install system-config-kickstart
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Error:
 Problem: conflicting requests
  - nothing provides system-config-date needed by system-config-kickstart-2.9.3-5.fc27.noarch

Upstream doesn't seem to have done any code changes in a while - https://github.com/rhinstaller/system-config-kickstart/tree/master/src

As changes happen to kickstart (or new filesystems) it looks like we have to manually add them here - so with out an active upstream we become it. I don't think that's worth it, I'd much rather users just edit a preseed file for Ubuntu.

Maintenance wise it's getting close to keep both python3 and gtk3 in main:
python3 port: https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/system-config-kickstart/+bug/1735386
gtk3 port: https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/system-config-kickstart/+bug/1735872

Release: Bionic+ only of course. I think we should at least demote from main and may want to consider removing entirely.

reverse-depends src:system-config-kickstart
No reverse dependencies found
reverse-depends -b src:system-config-kickstart
No reverse dependencies found

Bryan Quigley (bryanquigley) wrote :

Oh, additionally this is an Ubuntu specific package and not in Debian.

Jeremy Bicha (jbicha) wrote :

system-config-kickstart has no reverse dependencies. It is in main because it is listed in
supported-sysadmin-desktop in the platform seeds. It was added there in 2005 by cjwatson and Jeff Waugh (~jdub).

Jeremy Bicha (jbicha) wrote :

The other two packages in supported-sysadmin-desktop aren't in Ubuntu any more either so I think we should just remove the supported-sysadmin-desktop file. (If we do want to keep system-config-kickstart in main, we can list it in the supported file in the ubuntu seed.)

Bryan Quigley (bryanquigley) wrote :

Added Colin and Jeff so they can give feedback. Worth keeping this? (In main?)

Bryan Quigley (bryanquigley) wrote :

I think it makes sense to just remove supported-sysadmin-desktop and not add this back to main.

Jeremy Bicha (jbicha) on 2018-01-22
summary: - Demote from main / thoughts on removing?
+ system-config-kickstart: Demote from main / thoughts on removing?
Jeremy Bicha (jbicha) wrote :

cjwatson said "I'd rather not remove it (I still hope to find some time to fix it up a bit), but it can be moved to universe"

https://irclogs.ubuntu.com/2018/01/22/%23ubuntu-devel.html#t21:35

Jeremy Bicha (jbicha) wrote :

I've gone ahead and dropped system-config-kickstart from the seed.

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