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Re: Packaged marked for removal -> last chance to adopt them!

On Sat, 13 Jan 2001, Martin Michlmayr wrote:

> > >   * Packages orphaned more than 180 days ago will be removed in any case.
> >
> > Even if there's noone willing to maintain a package there might be users
> I don't think we will do our users a duty if there's no one willing to
> maintain the package.
> > if a package is all right I see no problem even if it's orphaned for
> > over a year.
> That's why I used 180 days for bug-less packages instead of 90.  180
> days is a long time for someone to step forward and adopt a package.
> If a user seriously wants to have a package in Debian, they should
> look for someone willing to adopt the package or become a developer
> themselves.  Debian is a community effort after all.

We can live with orphaned packages. I've made several uploads for orphaned
packages to fix bugs, increase the Standards-Version or to package a new
upstream version. These were packages I don't use and that I don't want to
maintain but I'm willing to do uploads for such packages.

> I'm not willing to keep old orphaned packages around for some virtual
> users who might not even exists.  Show me who uses these programs and
> they will stay in Debian.  However, for most packages in my list there
> are better replacements in Debian anyway.

That means if I'll e.g. find some users of the Debian package of Siag
Office it won't get removed?

> > >   --> This package will be kept.
> > >   --> This package will be kept.
> >
> > You say you really want to remove these packages?
> Can you read?  These packages will be kept anyway.

Sorry, it seems I can't...  :-(


A "No" uttered from deepest conviction is better and greater than a
"Yes" merely uttered to please, or what is worse, to avoid trouble.
                -- Mahatma Ghandi

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