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Re: Handling of poorly maintained and useless packages



On Sat, Oct 13, 2007 at 02:37:50AM +0000, Raphael Geissert wrote:
> Steve Greenland wrote:
> 
> > On 12-Oct-07, 02:13 (CDT), Lucas Nussbaum <lucas@lucas-nussbaum.net>
> > wrote:
> >> Proposed workflow
> >> -----------------
> >> Suspicious packages are found by combining different metrics into a
> >> scoring system:
> >> - popcon score
> > 
> > You might need to be a little careful with this one. A package can be
> > quite useful to a small audience. I don't have any specific examples,
> > but I can imagine such a package that is stable (thus unfrequently
> > updated) and might well be the only source of such functionality. Of
> > course, such a package wouldn't have a bunch of RC bugs, either.
> 
> I do have an example: dak.

  Perfect example of a useless buggy package in debian. Anyone needing
dak uses the svn snapshot because the one in the archive is old and
deprecated.

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·O·  Pierre Habouzit
··O                                                madcoder@debian.org
OOO                                                http://www.madism.org

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