removal of libmd5-perl
I was wondering what the best way to proceed with the removal of the
long-deprecated libmd5-perl module is.
In July I opened several bug reports for packages still depending on
libmd5-perl of which about half have been resolved.
Still remaining are:
- pop3browser, Recommends: libmd5-perl, but does actually not use it.
- libopensrs-perl: #539010, has an (untested) patch
- (gnudip: #539002, has been removed from unstable)
I also filed a bug for pilot-link which Suggests: libmd5-perl, see
#558596. hearse also has libmd5-perl as an alternative dependency,
but I'm not sure if we should file a bug report for that or not.
What is the best way to proceed? I would increase the severity of the
bug reports for packages depending on or recommending libmd5-perl to
important with a note that we will soon ask for removal of libmd5-perl.
After two weeks, we could ask for removal of libmd5-perl from unstable
and then raise the severity to serious as the packages would no longer
be installable or violate policy (recommending a package not in main).