> Debian is not rushing to drop gcc 2.95, but in the long run, it's > inevitable. Or, to put it in your words, there is a business case for > dropping gcc 2.95 support in etch. If current debian maintainer(s) don't want to maintain gcc-2.95 any longer, they should probably orphan it, just like any other package. Maybe someone else will take it over. And only if nobody would, package should be removed. It's that simple.