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Re: Will woody ever become stable?

On Tue, Jan 15, 2002 at 07:31:04PM -0600, Colin Watson wrote:
> To try to contribute something myself, looking at base, we have:

How about a review of what's in base and standard?

>   fdutils 96845 106576 111089 121713 serious patch

Is fdutils really a base package? (Despite being section: base
it has priority: optional.) I wouldn't have used any of those
tools in a year or more myself. Does it need to stay in base?
Optional or maybe even extra would seem more appropriate.

>   slapd 112499 grave
>   slapd 126898 grave
>   Maintainer: Wichert Akkerman
>     I don't pretend to understand LDAP, so ...

There's an LDAP server in base? It has priority extra.
My sid system seems to be working perfectly without it.

>   texinfo 111563 115229 serious patch sid

What's this doing in base? I just purged it here without
issue (nothing else seems to depend on it).


>   armagetron 123131 serious

Games in standard? That are holding up the release?

>   pydb 127408 grave

Why's there a python debugger in standard?

>   ssh 127575 grave
>   Maintainer: Matthew Vernon
>     ssh-keygen stuff. Patches probably wouldn't do any harm.

Seems like a good candidate for base -- no doubt it has more use
than fdutils.

>   tk8.3-dev 113162 grave

-dev package in standard?

No offense intended to any maintainers.

Hamish Moffatt VK3SB <hamish@debian.org> <hamish@cloud.net.au>

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