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Re: orphaned packages

Steve Langasek <vorlon@debian.org> writes:

> Would you mind following up to the wnpp bug with this information, and
> cc: debian-qa on the message, so that someone can start the process of
> getting it removed from the archive?

Absolutely.  I'll go do that now.

> FWIW, I don't think that removing orphaned packages from the archive is
> something that should be done automatically; but I do think we have a
> responsibility to phase out packages when we no longer believe it's in
> our users' best interest to install them -- to the point that I think
> more maintainers should be asking for removal of their own packages
> instead of orphaning.

This makes sense to me.  I can try to do my part there by adding
information to those orphaned packages that I know something about.

Russ Allbery (rra@stanford.edu)             <http://www.eyrie.org/~eagle/>

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