Re: libraries being removed from the archive
Quoting Chris Cheney <email@example.com>:
> > Old libraries are removed since only one version can exist in the same
> > distro branch to the same time. If the library maintainer decided not to
> > fork the source package but change the binary package name inside of
> > existing three then he does not care about the users of his package.
> > Such actions (in-place transition) should always be done in coordination
> > with fellow developers as happened in the Perl transition, for example.
> Hence the need for policy to dictate to the maintainer not to allow the
> package to be removed before all other packages have transitioned. It
> usually doesn't take much more work as long as the maintainer is even
> aware of what will happen.
It is not policy problem, it is a common sense one!