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Re: orphaned packages

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.
aptitude install iraf saods9 eclipse xpa sextractor x11iraf wcstools pyraf


[1] 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 <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.

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