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Re: Upcoming removal of orphaned packages

Will these packages will still be available through archive.d.o or will
they be purged from there as well?

Joe Nahmias, DD wannabe

Martin Michlmayr wrote:
> There are currently about 200 orphaned packages, many of which have been
> on WNPP for quite a long time and some with RC bugs.  I intend to request
> the removal of the following packages in two weeks unless a package has
> been adopted by someone until then.  If you want to keep one of the
> following packages, please make sure to
>   - change the title of the bug from O: to ITA: as described on
>     http://www.debian.org/devel/wnpp
>   - make an upload to the archive, change the Maintainer: field to you,
>     fix as many bugs as possible, also check for new upstream releases,
>     etc.
>   - Make sure to close the WNPP bug in your upload.
> If you cannot make an upload for some reason (e.g., you need a sponsor),
> then contact me privately.  However, unless there is a good reason, an
> upload should happen within the next 2 weeks.
> # The rules:
> #   * All packages orphaned less than 90 days ago will be kept!
> #   * Ignore all bugs less than 30 days old.
> # otherwise:
> #   * Packages with RC bugs will be removed.
> #   * Packages orphaned 180 days ago and with NMUed RC bugs will be removed.
> #   * Packages orphaned with a Standards-Version less than 3.0 (which
> #     would be a RC bug anyway) will be removed.
> #   * Packages orphaned more than 360 days ago will be removed in any case.

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