Re: Please notify the maintainers when removing packages
On Mon, May 05, 2003 at 02:13:23PM +0200, Sven Luther wrote:
> Also, do you not think the users of the package deserve to know that
> there is problem with a given package ?
I suspect that packages don't get removed just for the fun of it, but
because they have release-critical bugs, which are documented in the
BTS. I mean, *sheesh*, having release-critical bugs *is* the
notification that a package will get removed from testing before the
release, should the maintainer not fix those bugs.
> I think the correct solution to this is to fill a bug report stating
> the about to be removed or something such of the package, so that both
> the maintainer get informed and also the user who cares about the
I don't think this is useful.
> Or do we not say in our social contract that we will not hide problems
(Another example why seperating question marks with whitespace is bad.)
Anyway, please don't put down the social contract by invoking it
randomly when you think others don't agree with you.
> Maybe an explicative mail of the situation to the maintainer/BTS, and
> asking for feedback on the problem and/or orphaning the package would be
> a good solution don't you think.
The correct solution is to FIX THE BUGS, either by removing the package
from testing, or by doing (Non-)Maintainer-Uploads fixing them, period.
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