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Re: Closing bugs in removed packages

On Mon, Mar 24, 2003 at 01:52:11AM +1100, Martin Michlmayr wrote:
> I did some inactive maintainer work recently and noticed that someone
> wants to do an NMU for a package which is not in the archive anymore.
> It is one of about 30 packages which were purged by the RM in November
> (see http://ftp-master.debian.org/removals.txt and search for "purged
> by RM").  I normally close bugs of packages that are removed from
> Debian, but I remember not closing the bugs of those packages because
> the packages were not removed with the consent of the maintainer.  And
> that means that the packages might get re-introduced again later.
> Since you cannot re-open bugs after 30 days, I thought I'd just leave
> them open for now.  However, this is not an optimal solution since
> there are about 40 RC bugs and > 300 bugs in total just from these
> packages (packages which are not even in Debian anymore!).

It is just my opinion, but i think you can close all the
netscape/acroread/realplayer bugs without problem. It is not as if we
could gix them anyway, as i think we don't have sources for those, right ?


Sven Luther

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