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Re: Move proftpd to contrib

PLEASE reply below the old text, cut unneeded quote, and wrap your lines
at 76 characters!

On Fri, Sep 17, 1999 at 07:52:24AM -0700, David Bristel wrote:
> > > This package has been a major source of serious security bugs and
> > > indicatiosn are that it will remain as such.  Our Policy states that
> > > packages that are not sufficiently free of bugs to meet our standards
> > > should not be in main and should be moved to contrib.
> > 
> > The "contrib" section should not be a dumpyard for buggy packages.
> > project/experimenal seems to be the right place for those.
> > 
> > The Policy should be changed.

BTW there is already a proposal for this, see bug #45318.

> Or a new section for packages removed from main due to bugs, but possibly
> still desired by some people?  It's safer to have a clear message that
> "Debian considers these packages to contain too many bugs for inclusion in
> the main distribution, but we are aware that there are some who want to
> use these packages anyway." Something like this would eliminate any blame
> if people use those buggy packages, and then have their systems crash or
> go unstable, or get hacked.  Any opinions?

project/experimental is exactly what you described.

enJoy -*/\*- don't even try to pronounce my first name

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