[tor-bugs] #19501 [- Select a component]: deprecate torproject's RPM repository

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#19501: deprecate torproject's RPM repository
     Reporter:  cypherpunks           |      Owner:
         Type:  enhancement           |     Status:  new
     Priority:  Medium                |  Milestone:
    Component:  - Select a component  |    Version:
     Severity:  Normal                |   Keywords:
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 Tpo's RPM repo has recently become unmaintained.
 When Nick asked why torproject's RPMs are superior to the distro packages
 no one spoke up [1] same on tor-relays [2].

 Ondrej (former tpo rpm repo maintainer) said:
 > I'd think that since distro maintainers exist now, it might be better to
 use their packages.

 [1] https://lists.torproject.org/pipermail/tor-dev/2016-June/011073.html
 [2] https://lists.torproject.org/pipermail/tor-

 To avoid having outdated relays around it might make sense to:

 - remove https://www.torproject.org/docs/rpms.html.en
 - announce the deprecation of the RPM repo on the blog (tell people to
 switch to the distro packages)
 - create a last "update" that uninstalls tpo's RPM package and writes a
 log entry pointing to the blog post

Ticket URL: <https://trac.torproject.org/projects/tor/ticket/19501>
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