Hallo Russ, * Russ Allbery <email@example.com> [2004-08-04 00:43]: > >> as i sew the list of orphaned packages becomes bigger and bigger. why > >> we dont use the possibility of deleting them after a period of time > >> automatically? > > > Why delete them if they don't have bugs? > > Well, one reason is that there are some packages that don't have bugs in > what they do, in that they implement what is described in their man pages, > but are basically obsolete or redundant with other, better maintained > packages. my idea to prevent the deletion of packages which are well enough to be in debian is, that packages which are orphaned because of a missing upstream or to many rc bugs get a tag, which make clear that they are too buggy to rest in debian. > I think that adopting weblint would actually be a waste of someone's time, > time that really would be better used improving other equivalent packages > or maybe even adding a work-alike wrapper around another checker to aid > user migration. yes you are right. kind regards nico -- Nico Golde - 310777820@ICQ firstname.lastname@example.org | email@example.com | http://www.ngolde.de GPG: FF46 E565 5CC1 E2E5 3F69 C739 1D87 E549 7364 7CFF Is there life after /sbin/halt -p?
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