I'm glad someone else is thinking about this; I wrote to debian-qa some months ago with a proposed solution and not many (1?) commented. -- Justin aptitude install iraf saods9 eclipse xpa sextractor x11iraf wcstools pyraf http://www.justinpryzby.com/debian/ References  http://lists.debian.org/debian-qa/2004/04/msg00094.html On Wed, Aug 04, 2004 at 01:05:09AM +0200, Nico Golde wrote: > 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.
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