Re: Work-needing packages report for Jul 11, 2003
On 11-Jul-03, 02:21 (CDT), Andrew Suffield <firstname.lastname@example.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.
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