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Re: orphaned packages

Hallo Russ,

* Russ Allbery <rra@stanford.edu> [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
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