Re: Bug#484009: removed bugs are marked as 'obsolete'
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On 2008-06-04 16:31, Charles Plessy wrote:
> Our packages are free software, so imperfect ones removed from the
> archive can be redistributed in third-party apt repository if there is a
> niche for this. This way, the decisions of removal can be proven wrong
> by user-driven facts.
All agreed for packages that are so unmaintained that it is better to
drop them for good. The situation is different (and maybe more difficult
) if the package is *wanted* in lenny, but just removed by the
release managers, despite the fact that the release managers want them
back in after a short period of time.
From: "Daniel R." <firstname.lastname@example.org
> This weekend (1-June-2008) several important gnome metapackages have been
> removed from Debian Lenny repositories:
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