Debian QA Group and orphaned
I would like to know what is the "Debian QA Group" and also
the difference between orphaned and withdrawn packages.
In /usr/doc/debian-policy/policy.text.gz it is written
If the maintainer of a package quits from the Debian project the
Debian QA Group takes over the maintainership of the package until
someone else volunteers for that task. These packages are called
Does this mean that orphaned packages are not necessarily
withdrawn but are maintained by the Debian QA Group ?
If so, when and how a package is withdrawn from distribution ?
And does an orphaned package maintained by the Debian QA Group is
really maintained by the Debian QA Group ?
The above question comes from my experience that
- In Packages/unstable/tex/dvi2tty.html, dvi2tty is explained as
Debian QA Group is responsible for this Debian package.
- I reported a bug of dvi2tty to the BTS about one year ago
but it is not fixed yet.
So I wonder if the Debian QA Group really maintains dvi2tty.
Also I have an intention to maintain dvi2tty when I can become
a developer so I am afraid dvi2tty will be withdrawn from distribution
And why I can not found dvi2tty in doc/prospective-packages.html
Thanks in advance, 1999.6.15
Debian JP Developer - much more I18N of Debian
Atsuhito Kohda <email@example.com>
Department of Math., Tokushima Univ.