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Re: Please don't remove libc5 - old non-free software might need it!

John Galt <galt@inconnu.isu.edu> writes:

> Here's an idea: somehow setup a way to track packages proposed for
> removal, and track downloads of said package for a period of, say, 6
> months.  If demand is low during said six months, it gets removed.

This would hardly work on the server side. You miss out on unofficial
mirrors, CDs, etc. It also has abuse potential.

All in all, I'd prefer adding

  This package is scheduled for removal. If you are a regular user,
  please mail 12345@bugs.debian.org to let us know. Or even better,
  offer to take over maintainance of the package, if you feel able!

to the Description.


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