Re: last change to save (adopt) some packages
Thomas Bushnell wrote:
This is not the correct way to orphan a package.
True. However, it is entirely legitimate for a maintainer to decide that a
package is worthless and withdraw it, which is what Andres Salomon is
planning to do. In fact, it's a kindness to the QA volunteers.
The orphaning process is properly for a package where the maintainer no
longer has time or energy to maintain
it, but thinks that it should still be in Debian (perhaps because it's
widely used, or a dependency of some other
maintainer's package). Using it for a package which the maintainer thinks
should be removed is a bad idea, as it gives unnecessary work to QA.
So, Andres, please do file bugs against the ftp.debian.org pseudopackage
requesting that the packages be removed, with the code "RoM" (== "request of
maintainer") in the header.