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Re: Work-needing packages report for Jul 11, 2003

On 11-Jul-03, 02:21 (CDT), Andrew Suffield <asuffield@debian.org> wrote: 
> Because it's damn near impossible to get the things removed.

Huh? Submit a bug report against ftp.debian.org, and ask that the
package be removed. What's so hard about it?

I suppose there might be an issue the original maintainer is MIA, but
if a package has been on the "orphaned" list for >6 months, then that
should be sufficient to get the package pulled and the WNPP bug closed.

Or perhaps we should just decree that no unmaitained packages go out
in a stable release. At the beginning of the freeze, mark all the WNPP
packages for removal (along with their dependencies :-)), and then see
if we can inspire some reaction.


Steve Greenland
    The irony is that Bill Gates claims to be making a stable operating
    system and Linus Torvalds claims to be trying to take over the
    world.       -- seen on the net

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