Re: Work-needing packages report for Sep 6, 2002
On Thu, Sep 12, 2002 at 08:09:10AM +0200, Adrian 'Dagurashibanipal' von Bidder wrote:
> On Wed, 2002-09-11 at 20:08, Michael Cardenas wrote:
> > On Wed, Sep 11, 2002 at 06:28:16PM +0100, Colin Watson wrote:
> > If no developer in 2 or 3 years has looked at the wnpp and said "hey,
> > I want to maintain this package" there's a good chance that they are
> > not using these packages for a reason.
> > And of course, if we do remove the package and someone objects, then
> > we can put it back in.
> How about, instead of removing the pkgs, moving them into a special
> 'unmaintained' section? So the pkgs would still be available, but
> browsing the pkgs list it becomes clear that no support is to be
> expected when problems arise.
And then when you try to install it with apt, it'll say something like:
# apt-get install libunmaintained-perl
Warning: libunmaintained-perl is unmaintained
Do you wish to continue [Y/n]
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