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Bug#343897: ftp.debian.org: Please remove all webmin related packages

Package: ftp.debian.org
Severity: wishlist

I am asking for the immediate removal of the following source packages and 
all their binaries:


It should be blindingly obvious that these packages are not really being
maintained anymore.  I have always been more or less the only person looking
after them.  I have had a lot of positive feedback from users (and even some
money on occasion) but I'm finding less and less time and motivation to keep
at it.  It is better to drop them now rather than perpetrate the cruel joke 
that these are Debian-quality packages; especially because newbies often 
rely on webmin to administer their systems and keep them secure.  And we owe
it to Jamie Cameron, the author of webmin, not to besmirch his name and product 
with buggy crap. 

Why don't I just orphan them?  Well I already tried that and I'm sure like 
then, there will be an initial flurry of interest and offers to help but they
almost never pan out.  I ended up doing all the work anyway.  If someone 
really, really wants webmin in Debian, they should prove it by doing an ITP and
reintroducing it themselves.

There is one current security problem in sarge which I will assist the 
security team with resolving but other than that, as of this day I wash my 
hands of webmin.

-- System Information:
Debian Release: 3.1
Architecture: i386 (i686)
Kernel: Linux 2.6.10-xenU-p4-e1000
Locale: LANG=C, LC_CTYPE=C (charmap=ANSI_X3.4-1968)

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